Following the news that Netflix's swoon-worthing Heartstopper has been renewed for a season 2 and 3, here's everything we know about the next installment—from what's in store for Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie's (Joe Locke) budding love story to the new faces joining the lineup of Heartstopper season 2!
Luckily for us, Netflix is giving viewers exactly what they want with not one but two seasons of Heartstopper! Considering the new British series reached the top 10 list in 54 countries, it's safe to say that no one is ready to part ways with Nick, Charlie and the rest of the gang! Oh, and did we mention that #heartstopper (opens in new tab) on TikTok has over 24 million views?
Netflix's teen romance series is the wholesome content we’ve been craving. It’s an uplifting story about sexuality, friendship and first loves—which left us sobbing on more than one occasion—and is already rising up the ranks of Netflix’s most-watched TV Shows.
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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, seemingly two opposites. 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, with two new stars set to join the fold!
If this all is starting to sound familiar, you've probably come across the title on bookshelves. Heartstopper is actually based on a series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman, meaning there’s a lot of ground that still needs to be covered...here's everything we know about the upcoming second season!
Will there be a 'Heartstopper' season 2?
There sure will! Per Deadline (opens in new tab), the show received the green light for season 2 and 3 exactly one month after the series premiere. What better way to celebrate its success?
The cast is particularly keen on expanding the story. The show's lead, Joe Locke (a.k.a. Charlie Spring) joked to Variety (opens in new tab) that he'd even like to see Jennifer Coolidge take on the role of his grandmother. How do we make that happen?
Although we've just received the good news about the continuation of Heartstopper, we're likely going to have to wait quite some time for the next batch of episodes. A release date for the sophomore season has not been announced, let alone production.
Who are the new cast members joining 'Heartstopper' season 2?
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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?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab), series leads Joe Locke and Kit Connor hinted at some darker themes that could be explored.
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.”
Locke 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.”
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...
How many 'Heartstopper' books are there?
Thus far, there are four Heartstopper graphic novels (opens in new tab) for all you hardcore fans out there. Why not add them all to your TBR list this summer?
All eight episodes of Heartstopper season 1 are available to stream on Netflix, and like the rest of the world, we'll be patiently standing by for all developments on season 2.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. 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 beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
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.
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