Season 12 of Degrassi begins in Canada on July 16, and hopefully it will premiere on TeenNick here in the United States around the same time.
The show's Canadian broadcaster, MuchMusic, has released descriptions of the new season's four new characters. They've also put out a WHOLE lot of imagery of the cast, including characters who are returning to the show from previous seasons. All or most of your Degrassi favorites are represented in the gallery, including Aislinn Paul, Munro Chambers, Annie Clark, Jordan Todosey, and Luke Bilyk. Some of the characters you hate (Katie!) are also within.
Season 12 will start with the Monday-Thursday four-times-a-week deal that we've had for the past two summers. First, here are the images.
Here are the new character descriptions:
BECKY BAKER (16), Grade 11
Becky is bright, bubbly and enthusiastic. Raised a conservative Christian, Becky always puts family first. She loves musical theatre, and singing in the church choir. She knows not everyone will agree with her traditional values, but that doesn't mean she's afraid to stand up for her beliefs.
LUKE BAKER (16), Grade 11
The Tim Tebow of Jr. Hockey, Luke Baker is everything a good Floridian should be: athletic, handsome, and above all, a devout Christian. But Luke's teenage urges often get the better of him, despite his attempts to remain pure to his Christian faith. Being a hockey player, Luke has a constant abundance of female adoration, which usually makes him the guy who'll kiss first and pray for forgiveness later.
MIKE "DALLAS" DALLAS (18), Grade 12
Hockey team captain, Dallas expects to enjoy everything elite players revel in --- puck bunnies, keggers, alpha male status. Dallas is a fun-loving guy who's never had to deal with real consequences for any of his actions. Dallas plays big brother to everyone on his team, teasing and mocking the boys in the locker room, but over-protective in public, lashing out at anyone who crosses him or his team.
CAMPBELL SAUNDERS (15), Grade 10
Like his Junior Hockey teammates, Campbell is handsome and athletic. Unlike his teammates, Cam is gentle, shy, and sweet. But whatever confidence he lacks in social settings, he more than makes up for on the ice with his dominating skill.