If one of the new Grade 9 students in tonight’s “Degrassi: The Next Generation” season premiere on TeenNick looked familiar, don’t worry — you’re not going crazy.
Alex Steele has joined the series as pageant princess Tori Santamaria, a freshman trombone player with a thing for the new bad boy in town, Zig (Ricardo Hoyos).
Of course, it’s not the first time Alex Steele has appeared on the series. Longtime fans of “Degrassi” will remember her as Angela Jeremiah, Craig’s little sister and Joey Jeremiah’s daughter. Alex’s last appearance as Angela was in 2006. Her real-life older sister, Cassie Steele, played Manny Santos on “Degrassi” for 10 years.
We’ve got our fingers crossed that Alex’s reappearance on the series could potentially lead to a Manny cameo, but we won’t hold our breath for that one. Cassie is currently busy starring alongside Jewel Staite in “LA Complex,” a Canadian series coming to The CW for U.S. viewers in April.