'Heartstopper' season 2 is almost here, and we can already tell there's a lot to love

Can't get enough of Nick and Charlie? Here's the intel on 'Heartstopper' season 2—including the release date!

Kit Connor and Joe Locke in a production still from Heartstopper season one, on Netflix/ on a pink and purple checked background
(Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix got our blood pumping with a long-awaited a Heartstopper season 2 update.

We can expect Nick (Kit Conner) and Charlie (Joe Locke) to return to our screens this summer along the likes of other beloved coming-of-age tales, including Never Have I Ever season 4. You can certainly color us excited! 

Curious what's to come for one of Netflix’s most-watched TV shows? We'll get you up to speed.

When will 'Heartstopper' season 2 premiere? 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 3 a.k.a. the premiere of season 2!

Per Deadline, the show received the green light for seasons 2 and 3 exactly one month after the series premiere. What better way to celebrate its success? 

For those who have yet to hear about the hit, Heartstopper follows the friendship-turned-romance of two British schoolboys: shy, "nerdy" Charlie and rugby boy Nick. And it has won the hearts of viewers for its realistic and positive LQBTQ+ representation, not to mention the cast's adorable friendships off-screen.

Who are the new cast members joining 'Heartstopper' season 2?

Netflix confirmed the news that three new stars will be joining the cast of Hearstopper season 2: Bel Priestley who will play Naomi and Ash Self as Felix, both of whom are introduced as new friends of Elle's, plus Thibault De Montalembert as Nick's dad Stephane.

Showrunners also confirmed that Chetna Pandya (Coach Singh), Fisayo Akinade (Mr. Ajayi), Alan Turkington (Mr Lange) and Olivia Colman, who stars as Nick's mom Sarah Nelson, will all be reprising their roles!

What will 'Heartstopper' season 2 be about?

Prepare for some incoming YA goodness!

According to the season logline, "Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges and Tao and Elle work out if they can ever be more than just friends. With exams on the horizon, a school trip to Paris and a prom to plan, the gang has a lot to juggle as they journey through the next stages of life, love and friendship.”

But, like any typical story in the genre, there will be some not-so-easy moments sprinkled throughout the season as well. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Joe Locke and Kit Connor hinted at some darker themes that viewers can expect.

Locke said of Charlie’s future: “Charlie develops an eating disorder and his mental health takes a turn for the worse, and I think that would be interesting to look into, especially if the show continues to be very much a teen show.”

Connor also hinted at more Tao and Elle developments. He said, “I think on a lighter note as well, seeing Tao (William Gao) and Elle's (Yasmine Finney) relationship slowly progress is something that everyone watching season one was very keen to see, so I'm sure they'd be very excited for that.”

Plus with the new casting news, we know that Nick's dad will be making an appearance in the show.

Heartstopper, William Gao and Yasmine Finney

(Image credit: Netflix)

How many 'Heartstopper' books are there? 

Thus far, there are four Heartstopper graphic novels for all you hardcore fans out there. Why not add them all to your TBR list this summer? The entire Heartstopper season by Alice Oseman is available on Amazon.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.