Heartstopper Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know
Heartstopper was a huge hit for Netflix, which renewed the heartwarming show for two more seasons just a month after it came out in April of this year.
Four new actors joined the show in September when filming for Season 2 began. It was all over by early December. Since filming is already done, it’s not surprising that the latest season will be on Netflix within a year.
The show is about the sweet relationship between Nick and Charlie. Their love triangle has been called one of the ages, and Netflix has been praised for showing this type of love on a computer monitor. Since the first season was so easy to watch all at once, people were eager for a second season.
So, what will happen to them and their friends, who are equally lost and trying to find themselves as they are? Here’s all the information you need about Heartstopper’s second season.
Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper graphic novel show has won the hearts of readers from all walks of life over the years. Nick and Charlie’s sweet and unforeseen love story will continue in Netflix’s new coming-of-age series, which has brought in a whole new group of Heartstopper fans.
The first episode of the series did so well that the tech giant gave it the go-ahead for not just one more season, but two more. We enjoy this trip!
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since the first episode of Heartstopper came out on Netflix. Fans of the comic book this was based on were excited for the show to come out in April 2022, but no one could have predicted how popular it would become in just that one month.
The show became a hit in a short amount of time because of its heartwarming story and likable cast. Within a month, Netflix renewed it for two more seasons. On only one anniversary of the show’s release, when this news came out, it was praised.
Charlie gets picked on because he is one of the only “out” gay people at school. Meanwhile, Nick, a popular rugby player, has to come to accept the fact that he is bisexual after finding out that his emotions for Charlie go beyond friendship. The due-to-come drama series shows how LGBTQ+ teens deal with issues like appropriate in, arriving out, bullying, inappropriate touching, and mental health.
Heartstopper is among Netflix’s most popular TV shows so far. It has a 100% rating from both critics and viewers on Rotten Tomatoes. Since May 4, Netflix data show that people have watched the series for 23,940,000 hours.
At the time, the streaming service also had shown that Heartstopper was one of the top 10 TV shows on Netflix in 54 countries around the world.
Heartstopper Season 2 Release Date
As of this writing, Netflix hasn’t said when Heartstopper season 2 will come out, but we think it will be in the summer of 2023. That’s based on the fact that filming is already happening and the date that Heartstopper season 1 will be out.
Netflix said in May 2022 that it would be making Heartstopper seasons 2 and 3. The creator of the original graphic novel, Alice Oseman, will also be back.
We said “hi” to a cast of “Hearstopper” in September when they told us that production, as well as filming, had begun. Heartstopper’s first season only takes 2 months to film. If the exact number of occurrences are filmed for the second season, we think filming will be done by December 2022.
Season 1’s post-production took a little bit longer. It took ten months from the end of season 1’s filming to when it was finally released. But now that everyone knows how things work, post-production should be pretty easy. Similar Netflix shows usually take six months to finish post-production.
Heartstopper Season 2 Cast
The following actors are set to return in season 2 of Hearstopper.
- 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 include:
- 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)
- Bel Priestly as Naomi (a new friend of Elle)
- Ash Self as Felix (a new friend of Elle)
- Thibault De Montalembert as Stephane (Sarah’s ex)
Heartstopper wouldn’t be the same without Charlie as well as Nick at its center, so Joe Locke rather than Kit Connor needs to come back to tell their story.
Sarah, Nick’s mother, is played by surprise by fellow actor Olivia Colman, who would have to come back.
Heartstopper Season 2 Trailer
Heartstopper Season 2 Plot
The first season covered the first two chapters of a graphic novel. The second season is most likely going to start where the third volume ends, with a school Paris trip and Nick’s brother, who has trouble accepting Nick’s sexuality.
After sharing a point in time in the season 1 finale, Tao and Elle might start dating, and we might learn more about Charlie’s struggles with anorexia as well as body dysmorphia in the past.
In an interview with NME, Kit Connor, who tries to play Nick, said, “I think there’s a lot more to learn about Nick’s family. Fans of comics know that there is an older brother that dislikes gay people. I believe that would be an interesting way to go, but I also think there’s a lot to look into.”
Nick has finally told his mom, the famous actress Olivia Colman, that Charlie is his boyfriend. When the remainder of the school finds out, it will be interesting to see how they react.
Charlie’s almost-ex Ben probably won’t be happy about this, since he seems to feel like Charlie belongs to him, even though he won’t come out himself. Since Charlie has moved on, it appears to be getting worse.
Not everything is bad, though. Fans of Eleanor Oseman’s graphic novels already know that the next Heartstopper book will be about a school trip to Paris.
Even though the trailer hasn’t come out yet, a set photo has given us the first look at Nick as well as Charlie in France. It shows the two of them sitting outside or in Paris in summer clothes.
“It was hard to write Heartstopper because I wanted to talk about some dark topics while keeping this same tone upbeat and hopeful. That has been the hard part for me during the whole time I’ve been writing it.
“But I prefer to believe it could happen. I think I’ve done it with the books. I’ve been allowed to be incredibly honest about mental health and explore it in a real way, but I haven’t written anything too upsetting or too dark and scary to read or watch. So that is basically what I want to do with the show.”
In season 2 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 endorses her son after he told her he’s bisexual. There will probably be problems, probably with Ben, but we’ll need to wait and see.
During a live version of the Radio Times Talk shows at the BFI & Radio Times TV Festival, celebrity Kit Connor talked to Jane Garvey and TV critic Rhianna Dhillon about the future of the hit show.
Writer Alice Oseman said, “One of the problems with making a comic into a TV show is that some of the things in the comic don’t work for TV. It’s a very low-stakes story, just like Heartstopper.
“Problems are usually solved right away, which isn’t how TV usually works, consequently we needed 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.”