“Heartstopper” fans, it is time to assemble as a new season of the critically acclaimed show is coming to Netflix in just one day!
The queer and coming-of-age rom-com series is based on the eponymous graphic novel created by Alice Oseman. It focuses on an openly gay student Charlie (Joe Locke), who meets a rugby player named Nick (Kit Connor) at school. Charlie and Nick develop a crush on each other, which slowly sparks a romance between the two.
This time around, the new installment will follow the next stage of Nick and Charlie’s relationship as they officially become boyfriends. If you are just as excited as we are, here is everything there is to know about “Heartstopper” season two:
1. What will the new season be about?
“Heartstopper” season one covered both volumes one and two of the graphic novel series. So, season two will pick up with the material adapted from volume three, following Nick and Charlie easing into their new romance and going on a school trip to Paris with their classmates.
The official synopsis of “Heartstopper” season two is:
“Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell) face unforeseen challenges and Tao (William Gao) and Elle (Yasmin Finney) 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.”
2. Who is in the season 2 cast?
If you loved all the stars in the first season of “Heartstoppers,” you don’t have to worry because the entire cast will be returning for season two, including Joe Locke and Kit Connor. Other returning actors include Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Olivia Colman, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell and Jenny Walser.
Alongside the returning stars, viewers will also see some new faces in the second installment. Some of the new characters include Naomi (Bel Priestley), who will play one of Elle’s new friends at Harvey Greene Grammar School for Girls and Felix (Ash Self) who will also play another one of Elle’s new creative friends. “Heartstopper” fans will also be introduced to Nick’s father Stephane (Thibault de Montalembert) and older brother David (Jack Barton).
3. How many episodes will there be?
The new installment will have eight episodes just like the first season. Netflix gave “Heartstopper” fans a sneak peek of the titles of those eight episodes at Tudum 2023. The list is as follows:
- Episode one: “Out”
- Episode two: “Family”
- Episode three: “Promise”
- Episode four: “Challenge”
- Episode five: “Heat”
- Episode six: “Truth/Dare”
- Episode seven: “Sorry”
- Episode eight: “Perfect”
You can expect each episode to be in the 20-to-35-minute range. But fingers crossed that we get more episodes that are a bit longer, as the episodes of the previous installment went by fairly quickly.
4. Will there be more seasons after this one?
Yes! Netflix confirmed back in May 2022 that the series will get both a season two and three. The news was shared at Netflix Tudum 2022 by “Heartstopper” creator and writer Alice Oseman and executive producer Patrick Walters.
“We were overjoyed with the global reaction to “Heartstopper” and can’t wait to continue the story with two more seasons,” said Oseman.
Walters adds, “We put so much love into the making of “Heartstopper” so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true. I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people.”
5. When will the new season be released?
Good news! “Heartstopper” fans don’t have to wait much longer as all eight episodes of the new installment will be released on Aug. 3. In the meantime, viewers can rewatch “Heartstopper” season one on Netflix.