The new British teen drama Heartstopper is based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel of the same name. Anyone who liked To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before or Never Have I Ever is likely to like this one, too. Now that we know there will be a second season of Heartstopper, we’ve been keeping track of every new piece of information about it.
In the eighth episode of the first season, Charlie Spring (played by Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), who are in the same class, become friends. But as they spend more time together, that friendship soon turns into something more. And while Charlie is openly gay and has been picked on for it, Nick is just finding out that he may not be straight.
The author of the series made and wrote the show, and early reviews said it was sure to be a big hit. The books were so cute, sweet, and beautiful, and it looks like the people who made the show did the same thing. It’s usually a good sign when an author is involved in making a series based on their books.
Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Momo Yeung, Joseph Balderrama, Sebastian Croft, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Jenny Walser, Rhea Norwood, and Fisayo Akinade are all in the cast.
Heartstopper Season 2 Release Date Speculation
The second season of Heartstopper is likely to come out in 2023. The work is being done.
On May 20, 2022, Netflix said they had renewed the show for two more seasons.
So there are two whole groups of episodes coming!
From April to June 2021, the first season of the show was shot, so it only took three months to make.
If the series has been ordered, scripts will need to be written, and then hopefully filming can be done in a similar amount of time so that we can watch it next year.
As was explained above, the recent casting call for Sahar Zahid shows that the second season of Heartstopper will start filming around the fall of 2022. Hoping for the best!
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The following actors are set to return in season 2 of Heartstopper.
- Joe Locke as Charlie Spring
- Kit Connor as Nick Nelson
- Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson
- William Gao as Tao Xu
- Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent
- Corinna Brown as Tara Jones
- Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson
- Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope
- Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene
- Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney
- Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson
- Jenny Walser as Tori Spring
- Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi
- Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh
- Alan Turkington as Mr. Lange
New cast members:
- Sahar Zahid a Higgs student
- Jack Barton as David Nelson (Nick’s older brother)
- Bradley Riches as James McEwan (a Truham student)
- Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk (a Truham teacher)
Heartstopper wouldn’t be the same without Charlie and Nick at its center, so Joe Locke and Kit Connor need to come back to continue their story.
Sarah, Nick’s mother, is played by surprise cast member Olivia Colman, who would have to come back.
Charlie’s secret ex-lover Ben, played by Sebastian Croft, is less helpful. He could keep making trouble in a second season.
Best friends Tao (played by William Gao) and Elle (Yasmin Finney) are also likely to return, as is Fisayo Akinade’s Mr. Ajayi, a helpful teacher.
As mentioned above, Heartstopper season 2 will also introduce a new character named Sahar Zahid. She is a Year 11 student who is friends with Elle, Aled, Tara, Nick, Darcy, Charlie, and Tao, who are all Truham and Higgs students in the original graphic novel.
Heartstopper season 2 About
In the second season of Heartstopper, we’ll probably learn more about Charlie and Nick’s relationship and see more of the sweet moments in their relationship. We’ll also see how Sarah supports her son after he told her he’s bisexual.
There will probably be problems, probably with Ben, but we’ll have to wait and see.
During a live recording of the Radio Times Podcast at the BFI & Radio Times TV Festival, star Kit Connor talked to Jane Garvey and TV critic Rhianna Dhillon about the future of the hit show.
As we’ve already talked about, the Heartstopper source works have a lot of material that can be used in the second run.
Alice Oseman, a writer, said: “When a comic is turned into a TV show, it can be hard because some parts of the comic just don’t work for TV. It’s a very low-stakes story, just like Heartstopper.
“Most problems are solved right away, which isn’t how TV usually works, so we had to add a little more drama, or “angst,” to the show.
“We also added more to the world of Heartstopper. We got to learn a lot more about Heartstopper’s supporting characters, which is hard to do in the comics. But all of that was part of the fun.”
So you can expect to learn more about the world of Heartstopper.