heartstopper is a new British teen drama based on a graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. The teen drama is likely to appeal to anyone who has liked it To all the boys I’ve loved before either I have never. Now that a heartstopper Season 2 has been confirmed, we have been keeping track of every new information released about the upcoming second season.
Starring Joe Locke and Kit Connor, the eight-episode first season follows Charlie Spring (Locke) and Nick Nelson (Connor), who become friends when they share the same class. But that friendship soon turns into something more as they spend time together. And while Charlie is openly gay (and has been bullied for it), Nick has just found out that he may not be straight.
The show was created and written by the author of the series, and based on early reviews, it was destined to be a huge hit. The books were incredibly cute, touching, and beautiful, and it seems the creators brought those vibes into the show as well. When an author is part of creating a series based on their books, it’s usually a good sign.
The cast includes Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Momo Yeung, Joseph Balderrama, Sebastian Croft, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Jenny Walser, Rhea Norwood, and Fisayo Akinade. Now, without further ado, here’s everything we know about heartstopper season 2!
UPDATED 09/22/22 with new casting and shooting news
Heartstopper Season 2 Recording
On September 22, Netflix announced that principal photography for heartstopper Season 2 had officially started! What’s on Netflix previously reported that production would take place in London. One of the places would be Twickenham Film Studios. Media outlets also reported that filming would end on December 20. However, an official completion date has yet to be revealed. So we will have to take this information with a grain of salt.
Heartstopper Season 2 Release Date Predictions
Netflix has yet to announce a release date. However, we are happy to share our predictions on the release date. The first season was filmed from April 2021 to June 2021. The show premiered about 10 months later and if you give Netflix at least a month or two to promote the show (if they are going to promote it at all), post-production it took about eight months.
If we go by that timeline, with production in heartstopper Season 2 starting in September 2022, we could be looking at a release around fall or winter 2023. If they stick to the April release date, we wouldn’t get it until 2024. As a fan, it pains me to say.
However, we hope that the post-production process can be shortened by six to eight months. In this way, we could see heartstopper season 2 in the spring or summer of 2023. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Heartstopper season 2 cast
Netflix has yet to release a full cast list for season 2, but we’re sharing all the cast members the streamer has announced so far.
Here is the list of the returning cast for season 2 below:
- Joe Locke as Charlie Spring
- Kit Connor as Nick Nelson
- William Gao as Tao Xu
- Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent
- Corinna Brown as Tara Jones
- Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson
- Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson
- Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope
- Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney
- Jenny Walser as Tori Spring
- Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene
- Momo Yeung as Yan Xu (Tao’s mother)
On July 8, a hearing came out for a new character for heartstopper season 2. The creative team was looking for an actor to play the role of a character named Sahar Zahid. Sahar is described as a 16-year-old of British South Asian descent. Also, they are in year 11 at Higgs High School. Well, it seems that the creative team found their Sahar because an actor was cast in the role!
Here are the new cast members for season 2:
- Leila Khan as Sahar Zahid
- Jack Barton as David Nelson (Nick’s older brother)
- Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk
- Bradley Riches as James McEwan
- Evan Ovenell
What could Heartstopper season 2 be about?
The plot of season 2 has not been revealed yet. However, there have been rumors that the second season will be based on volume three of the graphic novels. The first season was based on volumes one and two, so it would make sense for the second season to be based on volume three.
Here’s the official synopsis for volume three via Amazon below:
Charlie didn’t think Nick would ever like her again, but now they’re officially dating. Nick has even found the courage to talk to his mother. But coming out isn’t a one-time thing, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends they’re dating. Not hanging out with her classmates becomes even more difficult during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie’s feelings grow more serious, they will need each other more than ever.
Heartstopper Season 2 Episode Count
The exact episode count is unknown at this time. However, we expect at least eight episodes like the first season. Maybe the teen series will be given two extra episodes. Fingers crossed!
Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and coverage on heartstopper season 2!
FanSided Entertainment contributed to this report.