You may know her as Manny Santos, the aspiring actress who struggled alongside a wheelchair-bound Drake on Degrassi: The Next Generation (for 10 whole seasons, no less), but Cassie Steele has graduated from Degrassi and moved right on to Hollywood. The actress now boasts a new CW series, The L.A. Complex, which premieres April 24 at 9 PM (ET/PT). What can we expect from Complex, which follows Abby (Steele), an aspiring actress who struggling to find work in the industry? Plenty of darkness, according to the actress. “That’s why I really like it,” Steele tells Hollywood.com. “It’s nice that we’re putting out there the darker things that you have to go through [in the entertainment industry]. … That’s what makes your character … You have to make some decisions that will make or break your morals or your ethics.”
But we Degrassi fans can’t help ourselves: What about Drake? Will Steele’s former Degrassi cohort make an appearance? (After all, the rapper’s name is dropped several times throughout the Complex pilot.) “I would love if he could come on, but he works so much, so hard. But maybe. I won’t say no … hopefully!” Steele says. Degrassi fans: Please start your letter-writing campaign now!
The L.A. Complex premieres at 9 PM (ET/PT) on The CW. Will you be watching?