A Netflix Original, Greenhouse Academy is based on an Israeli TV series called The Greenhouse with the first season of the adaptation released in 2017.
So if you haven't seen it or heard of it, what is Greenhouse Academy all about?
In a nutshell, it is a teen drama about Hayley (Ariel Mortman) and Alex Woods (Finn Roberts), a brother and sister whose mother, an astronaut, is killed when a NASA rocket launch goes wrong.
Eight months later they enrol in an elite boarding school for gifted future leaders in Southern California. It is the same school that their mother also happened to attend.
The school is split into two separate competing houses with Alex in the Eagles and Hayley in the Ravens.
Though fiercely competitive, over time the students in both houses have to put academic rivalry aside and join together as mysterious events draw them all into a top secret investigation.
Is Greenhouse Academy Worth Watching?
I get it if you think the plot sounds a bit naff but Greenhouse Academy was a real surprise in terms of its depth of storylines with a couple of twists thrown in that even I didn't see coming!
It's a smart show for a number of reasons. Firstly, the lead characters are focused on intelligence and leadership qualities over ‘cuteness'. This means that kids get to go behind the usual veil of gloss to see what it takes to excel academically.
That said, it's not all maths and science, and it does have the usual tween themes of love and heart break. However, they are secondary to the group working together as they uncover a deadly plot to use earthquakes for monetary gain.
There are the usual good guys and bad guys, some more obvious than others. But in general, the characters are a solid mix of personalities that normally feature in the ‘private boarding school' shows.
Overall this is a well-written and very engaging show that is great for older kids and their parents who want to watch along with them.
Greenhouse Academy Official Trailer
How Many Seasons Of Greenhouse Academy?
The series was based on an Israeli series but adapted for international audiences by Giora Chamizer and Paula Yoo.
The first season of Greenhouse Academy was released on Netflix in September 2017.
It was hugely popular within its target demographic and was renewed for a second season.
Season 2 was released on Netflix in February 2018.
The third season soon followed in October 2019 with the fourth season released in March 2020.
In July 2020, it was announced that Greenhouse Academy season 4 was the last as the show had been cancelled.
So in total, there have been four seasons with 40 episodes. If you miss it, then you can check out our list of shows like Greenhouse Academy to entertain you instead.
Greenhouse Academy Netflix Cast
Ariel Mortman as Hayley Woods, a student at Greenhouse Academy and a member of The Ravens
Finn Roberts as Alex Woods, Hayley's brother and a member of the Eagles
Chris O'Neal as Daniel Hayward, Captain of The Eagles house
Dallas Hart as Leo Cruz, Captain of The Ravens house
Cinthya Carmona as Sophie Cardona, a member of The Eagles and Brooke's best friend
Grace Van Dien (seasons 1–2) and Danika Yarosh (seasons 3-4) as Brooke Osmond, the dean's daughter and Sophie's best friend
Yiftach Mizrahi as Jason Osmond, Brooke's older brother
Parker Stevenson as Louis Osmond, founder and head of Greenhouse Academy
Benjamin Papac as Max Miller, a member of The Ravens
BJ Mitchell as Parker Grant, a member of The Eagles and Daniel's best friend
Ishai Golan as FBI Agent Carter Woods, Alex and Hayley's father
Selina Giles as Ryan Woods, Hayley and Alex's astronaut mother
Nadine Ellis as Judy Hayward, Daniel's mother