Heartstopper Season 2: What We Know About The Next Installment Of The Series

Charlie and Nick on Heartstopper.
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There were some pretty awesome standout shows back in 2022, and one series you should check out is Heartstopper. Not only was the Netflix romance a big hit with viewers, but it was a great teen dramedy overall, as well as a great addition to fantastic shows that feature LGBTQ+ romance storylines. The cast was full of fresh faces as well as familiar ones, and we were all swooning at the idea of teen romance shows once again. 

Season 2 was ordered quite quickly, but when is Heartstopper Season 2 going to release? And who is going to be coming back for the next adventures with Charlie, Nick, and everyone else? This is what we know so far about the upcoming season.  

What Is The Heartstopper Season 2 Premiere Date?

Joe Locke and Kit Connor in Heartstopper

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Get ready, because Heartstopper Season 2 is releasing on August 3rd, 2023, according to Tudum, as part of the 2023 TV premiere schedule. This is especially exciting considering how quick the renewal for Season 2 happened.

Another fun fact you should know is that Season 3 is actually already confirmed, too. With the announcement for the second season, it was made known that a third was on the way, as well, for the popular teen series. 

This isn’t that much of a surprise, considering the show was so popular, and the cast wasn’t that surprised either. In an interview that Joe Locke (Charlie Spring) did with his co-star, Kit Connor (Nick Nelson), at Entertainment Weekly, he admitted that the idea of Season 2 (before it was announced) was easy to think about because there’s so much story to tell in the graphic novels: 

“I think it's quite easy to look ahead at a second season because of volume three and four of the novels. Charlie develops an eating disorder and his mental health takes a turn for the worse and I think that would be interesting to look into, especially if the show continues to be very much a teen show.”

With this in mind, I can only imagine what the next season, as well as Season 3, could be like.  

All Of The Lead Cast Is Returning

The two main characters in Hearstopper.

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The cast was so loveable and sweet that we were all just waiting to hear if Season 2 was going to see everyone return. Thankfully, we can confirm that the whole cast of the first season is going to be back for the second season of the popular show, according to Variety.

This includes Joe Locke as Charlie Spring, Kit Connor as Nick Nelson, Jenny Walser as Tori, Yasmin Finney as Elle, Corrina Brown as Tara, Sebastian Croft as Ben, Tobie Donovan as Issac, Kizzy Edgell as Darcy, Thea Norwood as Imogen, and Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry.

Confirmed by Tudum as well is that actress Olivia Colman is set to return as Nick’s mother, as are Chetna Pandya, Fisayo Akinade, and Alan Turkington, who play Coach Singh, Mr. Ajayi, and Mr. Lange respectively. 

Several New Characters Have Been Cast

Two of the main characters in Heartstopper.

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While we do have plenty of great characters who are already a part of this wonderful show, there is still a lot of story to tell, and with that story comes new characters that we are either going to love or grow to love. Per the Variety article before, it’s been confirmed that several new characters (and cast members) have been added to the next season. 

One of the latest additions is Jack Barton, known for roles in projects such as The Letter for the King and The Pursuit of Love, who will be playing Nick's older brother, David – who, per Variety, isn’t too “enthusiastic” about Charlie and Nick. 

Other new cast members include Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk, a teacher at their school, Leila Khan as Sahar Zahid, a student at Higgs Girls school, and Bradley Riches as James McEwan, who had a small appearance in Season 1 but has now been given a name. 

Confirmed in November 2022, there were several other new faces that were cast in the show, according to the Tudum article above that confirmed Olivia Colman’s return. This includes Bel Priestley, who will play Naoimi, and Ash Self as Felix. Thiabult de Montalember is also confirmed to play Stephane, Nick’s father.

With so many new characters added, this just makes me all the more excited for the stories that are sure to be told in the coming seasons, and I can only imagine what friendships or drama is going to arise – especially with that David storyline.

Charlie Will Go On “More Of A Journey” In Season 2

Kit Connor and Joe Locke in Heartstopper

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While we do know that the story is still based on the graphic novel of the same name, we can at least look forward to what is to come in Season 2 as a whole from the teaser that Netflix released. 

In that teaser, the actors who play Charlie and Nick, Kit Conner and Joe Locke, tease that Season 2 is going to be “a whole different vibe” from the first season, and that Charlie is going to end up going on “more of a journey” this time around. I’m so excited to see what happens next. 

Alice Oseman, Author Of The Graphic Novels, Is Returning To Pen The Episodes For Season 2

Two of the main characters in Heartstopper.

(Image credit: Netflix)

If you’ve never read the Heartstopper graphic novels, trust me when I tell you that you have to check them out. Even if you aren’t a reader in any shape or form, the story of Charlie and Nick is something that everyone should read, and is proof that the idea of young, pure love can sell. Everyone loves a good coming of age story. 

Why do I bring this up? Because Alice Oseman wrote the comics, created the series for Netflix, and wrote every episode. And guess what? She’s coming back for Season 2 to write the episodes again. 

This isn’t the first time that the author of a particular series has taken on the actual adaptation, as it’s been done with people like Stephen Chbosky with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or even the famous Stephen King, who wrote the screenplay for Maximum Overdrive. Knowing that the show that I love so much was written by the same person who wrote the novels makes me so happy. 

Prior to the show being released – Oseman did an interview with BuzzFeed and talked about her excitement for the series, saying how eager she was for the world to see it after the process it took to get it published and turned into a Netflix series: 

I love Heartstopper and it's always been a passion project and something that's very dear to my heart. I'm just very grateful and I'm having a great time!

Trust me, we’re all having a great time, too. 

Filming Has Finished

Kit Connor and Joe Locke in Heartstopper

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Get ready to celebrate, because Heartstopper Season 2 has wrapped filming! 

Season 2 officially started filming in September 2022, according to Variety, but the Netflix Twitter account noted that filming wrapped in December of the same year. 

The timeframe makes sense, and it makes me even more excited for that August 3 release date!

What are you the most excited about when it comes to Heartstopper Season 2? I know for a fact I’m going to be counting down the days until I get to see an official trailer. I need to see the continuation of this sweet love story. 

Alexandra Ramos
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A self-proclaimed nerd and lover of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Alexandra Ramos is a Content Producer at CinemaBlend. She first started off working in December 2020 as a Freelance Writer after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English. She primarily works in features for movies, TV, and sometimes video games. (Please don't debate her on The Last of Us 2, it was amazing!) She is also the main person who runs both our daily newsletter, The CinemaBlend Daily, and our ReelBlend newsletter.