Drake’s newest music video would possibly take the cake as the highest visible of the yr for the reason that rapper staged a reunion that includes his castmates from Degrassi: The Subsequent Era. 

Shared Thursday (June 14), the rapper hopped again into the position as Jimmy along with his right-hand Spinner (Shane Kippel). After the 2 pull up in a Porsche to the reunion (at Degrassi Group College in fact), they reunite with the unique The Subsequent Era solid together with some fan favorites from the lessons of 2008-09.

Directed by Karena Evans, the video is every part followers of the sequence needed to see. There occurred to be just a few characters lacking like J.T. Yorke (Ryan Cooley), who reportedly thought the reunion was a rip-off. Daniel Clark, who performed Sean, shared on social media that he wasn’t invited to the reunion.

However there have been loads of others current like Mia (Nina Dobrev), Marco (Adamo Ruggiero), Paige (Lauren Collins), Ellie (Stacey Farber), Craig (Jake Epstein), Hazel (Andrea Lewis), Connor (A.J. Saudin), Principal Archie Simpson (Stefan Brogren) and lots of others.

All through the video, you get a way of every character’s personalities and dynamics like Emma and Manny, Danny and Marc and the underrated lovebirds, Jimmy and Hazel.

For those who by no means heard of the sequence or need a light reminder of who’s who, check out the checklist under.


Shane Kippel (Gavin ‘Spinner’ Mason)

Kippel performed Jimmy’s lovable and goofy finest pal Spinner. Whereas a bully on the skin, Spinner was compassionate and at all times regarded out for others, together with Jake (Craig Epstein) and Marco (Adamo Ruggiero). He additionally went via his justifiable share of traumas like his testicular most cancers analysis. Ultimately, he goes off to marry Emma, which nobody noticed coming.

“To convey this complete factor full circle again to the place all of it started for all of us made it an on-screen reunion for the followers but in addition an actual one for all of us concerned,” he stated concerning the video.”The entire vitality, laughter, and enjoyable captured within the video was as naturally occurring and real as may be. No performing concerned. Nicely, besides me making an attempt to look as cool as the large man. I can’t thanks sufficient @champagnepapi for this. None of us can. What a time. We’ll always remember it.”

Miriam McDonald (Emma Nelson)

McDonald’s character Emma in some ways was the glue of the sequence. Within the premiere episode, viewers realized concerning the risks of on-line relationship when the then 13-year-old was nearly kidnapped by a person she met on-line. Her storyline would later go into subjects like anorexia, blended households and her friendship with Manny Santos. And yea, she married Spinner and never Sean.

“First time I took a photograph on these steps and walked these hallways was 17 years in the past,” she stated on Instagram. “I had no thought what this “Degrassi” journey could be as a little bit eighth grader with no expertise in television in any respect, or how lengthy and life-changing of a experience was awaiting me. And I wouldn’t have made it via these hallways with any others!”

Cassie Steele (Manny Santos)

Maybe essentially the most iconic character of the Degrassi world was Manny Santos. She was blunt, assured and had a spunky aurora everybody appeared to take pleasure in. Santos’ storyline was simply as diversified as she was the epitome of “good lady gone dangerous.” Between her discovering herself and going through within the ins and outs of affection, one episode that “went there” was Manny’s choice to abort her being pregnant. Years earlier than abortion could be performed out on reveals like Scandal, Degrassi was so forward of it’s time that The N didn’t air the episode to their US viewers.

Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty Van Zandt)

Liberty is a fireplace DJ now. That’s all you actually need to know.

Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny Van Zandt)

Abuzeid performed Barrable-Tishauer’s little brother on the sequence. He didn’t have the smarts like Liberty, however he made up for it in laughs.

Jake Goldsbie (Toby Isaacs)

Toby was the geek all of us liked and nonetheless like to today. His character tackled physique points within the earlier seasons when he determined to take dietary supplements to make weight for the varsity’s wrestling workforce.

“Once I was youthful and dumber I used to say issues like “if I’m 30 and nonetheless The Degrassi Man I’m going to kill myself,’” he stated through Instagram. “Nicely, I flip 30 in eight weeks and it seems being The Degrassi Man is, uh, fairly cool.”

Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk)

The unique imply lady. Paige dominated Degrassi throughout her years on the college. She additionally wore her coronary heart on her sleeve which led her character to concentrate on subjects like nervousness, rape and sexual identification.

Andrea Lewis (Hazel Aden)

Hazel Aden was the proper match for Jimmy and her bestie Paige. As she continued to be a rock for her pal, she was additionally a fantastic girlfriend to Jimmy. Her character would go on to sort out islamophobia, a subject not often talked on about in a teen drama.

Adamo Ruggiero (Marco Del Rossi)

One other iconic character was Marco, whose popping out story appeared to be essentially the most life like portrayal ever on tv.

Marc Donato (Derek Haig)

Derek was Danny’s proper hand throughout his time on the present. He additionally appeared to offer away the large reunion on his IG final week.

“I can’t watch for this weekend, to see all my outdated pals and catch up and simply press the play button prefer it was simply yesterday,” he stated.”What a great group of individuals I had the pleasure of working with and develop my up with once I was on Degrassi. It was an enormous a part of my life and I’m so grateful for my blessings and the gorgeous individuals in my life.”

Stacey Farber (Ellie Nash)

Ellie was one of many first characters to march to the beat of her personal drum. By means of artwork and her painful transgressions (her mom’s ingesting downside would later change into her personal), she confronted despair and got here out on prime. She would additionally go on to win the center of Jimmy after his breakup with Hazel.

Christina Schmidt (Terri McGreggor)

Terri’s time on the sequence was quick however fairly impactful. She showcased the significance of physique picture in addition to home violence.

“One of many uncommon ones who nonetheless name me Chrissy,” she stated of her former co-star Drake. “Grateful and grateful for all that you’re @champagnepapi and bringing everybody collectively this previous weekend to rejoice life and so many recollections in the very best method doable. So dope to be aside of your video.”

Melissa McIntyre (Ashley Kerwin)

Ashley was the previous “it” of Degrassi. She additionally dabbled in music, which might later type her love story with Craig. However in the long run, she was Jimmy’s past love.

Jake Epstein (Craig Manning)

Craig. Was. That. Dude.

His love tales diversified (Ellie, Ashley, Manny), however his battle with bipolar dysfunction linked him essentially the most to followers.

Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones)

Dobrev performed up her character Mia whereas sharing the information of the video. “Bear in mind when Mia had a child? Mama obtained a babysitter tonight,” she captioned her picture.

Stefan Brogren (Archie ‘Snake’ Simpson)

The arc of the Degrassi clan is Mr. Simpson, the as soon as scholar turned principal. He was additionally the stepfather to Emma’s blended household and at all times saved the youngsters in line.

Linlyn Lue (Ms. Laura Kwan)

Ms. Kwan was additionally a beloved administrative determine, even when the scholars weren’t the smoothest to cope with.

A.J. Saudin (Connor Deslauriers)

The glow up is actual. Saudin portrayed Connor, a gifted scholar with Asperger’s syndrome. His character was past inspiring, however followers are thrilled to see how a lot the now-singer has matured.

Ephraim Ellis (Rick Murray)

Whereas Rick was just about hated at Degrassi for abusing Terri (and placing Jimmy in a wheelchair), he arose from the useless simply in time for the reunion.

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob)

The comedic duo took half within the Degrassi Goes Hollywood movie, the place they placed on their hilarious type of snickers.

Paula Brancati (Jane Vaughn)

Whereas Jane wasn’t the category of ’07, she handled the OG (she dated Spinner) and the brand new class as the one girl on the varsity’s soccer workforce. Jane additionally showcased her vocals whereas coping with her battle with alcoholism.

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