TNS: New Chance (or knowingly called; The Next Step; New Chance) is a special which lands halfway between the fifth and sixth series of The Next Step, and Season 5.5. It focuses on the basic drama of TNS and the aftermath, after losing Reginalds again.

Rehearsals began on July 21, 2017, and ended July 31, 2017. Filming commenced August 1, 2017 and climaxed on August 30, 2017. However, a few extra scenes were filmed on September 2, 2017. A special of the series, was shot on October 28, 2017, confirmed by Frank van Keeken.

The Series has a change. Unlike, The Off Season, it includes more than 12 new people on title card, the first being Kate. On September 14, 2017 Frank stated Kate was only there because she was only there, because she is the main plot to the series. The actress herself, even confirmed it, saying, ''Yes, apparently, somethings going on in the series, that involves me, so, yeah''.

On October 15, 2017, ABC Family renewed New Chance for 41 episodes, and gave it a premiere date, of October 31, 2017. Frank stated a Halloween Special would be set for the first episode, given it's airing on Halloween.

In a interview, the cast of TNS, reported that half of the episodes would have a certain broadcast date. Part one would air Autumn/Winter 2017, and Part Two would air around Spring/Summer 2018.

On October 24, 2017, speculations flew that Hunter would return. In the early hours of October 25, 2017, Frank confirmed it.

Later, on October 29, 2017, special extra scenes were filmed for Episode 41.


'' TNS New Chance shows the after math, of the TNS Studios losing Regionals, and the break of love, friendship and hope in the team. As each episode grows stronger, we start to see The Next Step rebuild their feud bridges, and test what their life means. Also, what does Ms. Kate have to do with all of this? What is she hiding? Find out in TNS New Chance!''




  • TBA as Spencer
  • TBA as Jordan
  • TBA as Luke
  • TBA as Carly


Season 5.0

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  • This is the first stand-alone series (excluding The Off Season), to have 41 episodes.
  • Like all the Next Step seasons, this one was split into two, being called, Autumn Half and Winter Half.
  • May former characters such as, Tiffany, Chris, Stephanie, Lucien, Alfie, and Chloe are all mentioned.


Main article: TNS: New Chances


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