Heartstopper season 2 is officially happening on Netflix, and there’s an update we need to share with fans of the hit Netflix original series.
Heartstopper is a British teen drama based on a graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. The teen drama is likely to attract anyone who liked To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before or Never Have I Ever. Now that a Heartstopper season 2 has been confirmed, we’ve been keeping track of every new piece of 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 is just discovering that he may not be straight.
We’re updating this story every time we learn something new about Heartstopper season 2. The latest update was on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Heartstopper season 2 filming
On Sept. 22, 2022, Netflix announced that principal photography on Heartstopper season 2 had officially started!
Production Heartstopper season 2 ended in December 2022, according to What’s on Netflix. Alice Oseman shared on Instagram that production had ended.
This is obviously great news for fans of the series. We don’t think post-production on season 2 should take a terribly long time, which means we might see season 2 in the very near future.
Heartstopper season 2 release date
On April 24, Netflix announced the official Heartstopper season 2 release date. The second season will make its premiere on Thursday, Aug. 3. The release date announcement came with a behind-the-scenes video of the cast teasing what fans can expect from season 2.
Heartstopper Season 2 premieres August 3! 🍂 pic.twitter.com/Ts9XX7o7eP— Netflix (@netflix) April 24, 2023
Previously, we’d been hoping the post-production process would be shortened to about six to eight months. This way, we would see Heartstopper season 2 in the summer of 2023. That was about the earliest we could expect to see the new season, and that’s exactly when it’s coming. As much as we wish it were sooner, it’s still coming super soon!
How many seasons of Heartstopper are there?
There’s one season of Heartstopper on Netflix right now. There are two more seasons in the works officially. Season 2 is coming in August 2023. We haven’t heard when season 3 will be filmed, but we do know that it’s happening. Netflix already renewed the series for season 3.
It looks like Hearstopper if things go well, will have a four-season run on Netflix. Creator Alice Oseman told Radio Times that “four, I think, would do it,” when speaking about how many seasons of the series there could potentially be. Obviously, Netflix needs to renew the series for a fourth season, but based on how popular this show is and is becoming, there’s no doubt season 4 could happen.
Heartstopper season 2 cast
We know a bunch of the Heartstopper season 2 cast. Here’s the returning cast list 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 casting call went out for a new character for Heartstopper season 2. The creative team was looking for an actor to portray the role of a character named Sahar Zahid. Sahar is described as a 16-year-old of British South Asian heritage. In addition, they are in year 11 at Higgs secondary school. Well, it looks like the creative team found their Sahar because an actor has been 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
Heartstopper season 2 synopsis
Along with the release date announcement, Netflix also revealed a bit of new information about the season’s plot. Check out the official synopsis via Variety:
Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges and Tao and Elle 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.
There were 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 if the second season is based on volume three.
Here’s the official synopsis for volume 3 via Amazon below:
Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Nick has even found the courage to come out to his mom. But coming out isn’t something that happens just once, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends that they’re dating. Not being out to their classmates gets even harder during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie’s feelings get more serious, they’ll need each other more than ever.
Heartstopper season 2 episode count
The exact episode count for season 2 is eight episodes like the first season. You can expect each episode to be in the 20 to 30-minute range.
Heartstopper season 2 first-look photos
Check out these official production stills from the upcoming season below.
Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and coverage on Heartstopper season 2!