Will there be a 'Heartstopper' season 2?

We need more Nick and Charlie content! Here's what we know about 'Heartstopper' season 2

Netflix's Heartstopper: Kit Connor and Joe Locke. Will there be a Heartstopper season 2?
(Image credit: Netflix)

After swooning for eight episodes straight over Nick and Charlie's budding love story—fans need to know, will there be a Heartstopper season two?

Netflix’s adaption of the Heartstopper graphic novel was the wholesome content we’ve been craving. It’s an uplifting story about sexuality, friendship and first loves—which had us sobbing on more than one occasion—and is already rising up the ranks of Netflix’s most-watched TV Shows

If you haven’t watched it, the series 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. 

For those who also may not know, Heartstopper is actually based on a series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman, meaning there’s a lot of ground that can still be covered, but will we actually get another installment?

Here’s what we know…

Will there be a 'Heartstopper' season 2? 

Despite the show's clear and obvious success, Netflix is yet to confirm Heartstopper's renewal but one thing is for sure—the cast is very keen on a sequel! The show's lead, Joe Locke (a.k.a. Charlie Spring) joked to Variety that he'd even like to see Jennifer Coolidge take on the role of his grandmother. That's something we'd also be keen to see!

As mentioned, Heartstopper is also a graphic novel series, so there are lots of roots the Netflix adaption could take and plenty of content for a second and even third season. 

Plus, the viewing numbers really speak for themselves, so hopefully, we’ll be hearing some good news very soon.

What will 'Heartstopper' season 2 be about?

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series leads Joe Locke and Kit Connor, who plays Nick Nelson, have hinted at some darker themes that could be explored.

Locke said of Charlie’s future: “I think it's quite easy to look ahead at a second season because of volumes three and four of the novels. 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.”

Locke also added: “Whenever people tackle mental health on TV, it tends to be really dark and I think what our show has really done well so far is tackling issues, but from an optimistic lens.”

Heartstopper, William Gao and Yasmine Finney

(Image credit: Netflix)

Connor also hinted at more Tao and Elle developments, saying: “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.”

Okay, we need a season two STAT!

How many 'Heartstopper' books are there? 

So far there are four Heartstopper graphic novels for all you hardcore fans out there. Happy reading!

Heartstopper Series Volume 1-4 Books Set By Alice Oseman
RRP: $139.99/£57.95
Get all four Heartstopper graphic novels in one fell swoop with this multi-volume set. 

All eight episodes of Heartstopper season 1 are now available to stream on Netflix.

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

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.