Original creators and executive producers Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn are passing the baton.
Azzopardi created the Canadian drama series Backstage — which aired on Family Channel and Disney Channel from 2016–2017 — and has also worked on The Bold Type, The LA Complex (which starred Degrassi alumnus Cassie Steele, aka THE Manny Santos), 911, Mary Kills, and others. Cohen has worked as a writer and producer on A Million Little Things, Riverdale, Legion, Quantico, Dallas, and others. Both have also written Degrassi: The Next Generation episodes.
“What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama," Azzopardi and Cohen said in a recent WildBrain press release. "We’re honored to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes.”