Funding was provided by The Canadian Media Fund, The Shaw Rocket Fund, RBC Royal Bank, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.Linda Schuyler, co-creator of the Degrassi franchise and CEO of Epitome Pictures, served as an executive producer with her husband, and President of Epitome Pictures, Stephen Stohn.Michael Grassi is also credited as a co-executive producer, Ramona Barckert and Matt Huether as consulting producers, Sarah Glinsli an executive producer, and Ella Schwarzman an executive post producer.
The casting director was Stephanie Gorin, and the editors are Jason B. The executive story editor is Ramona Barckert, the story editors are Matt Schiller and Lauren Gosnell, and Ian Malone is the story coordinator.
Episode writers for the season are Ramona Barckert, Sarah Glinski, Michael Grassi, Lauren Gosnell, Matt Huether, James Hurst, Ian Malone, Shelley Scarrow, Matt Schiller, and Brendon Yorke.
The directors of photography are John Berrie and Mitchell T.
The twelfth season of Degrassi, a Canadian serial teen drama television series, premiered July 16, 2012, concluded on June 21, 2013, and consists of 40 episodes.
Although only three school years have passed in the story timeline since season six, season twelve is set in the winter and spring semester in the years it aired.
Writers have been able to use a semi-floating timeline, so that the issues depicted are modern for their viewers.
This season again depicts the lives of a group of high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors as they deal with some of the challenges and issues that teenagers face such as homophobia, theft, religion, sexual harassment, dysfunctional families, peer pressure, pregnancy scares, stress, self image, self-injury, suicide, drug use, burglary, parenthood, depression, grief and relationships.
This season again has a telenovela/soap opera format, and the show aired new episodes four days a week, for the first five weeks.
Much Music announced renewing the series for a twelfth season in June 2011.
The only actor from season eleven who did not return this season in any capacity was Spencer Van Wyck who played Wesley Betenkamp.
Season twelve is produced by Epitome Pictures in association with Bell Media.