Heartstopper Season 2: Release date, cast, plot & more

Joe Locke as Charlie Spring in HeartstopperNetflix

Here’s what we know so far about Heartstopper Season 2 on Netflix, including its release date, cast, plot, and more.

Netflix’s Heartstopper took the world by storm last year, with its authentic representation of young queer characters and romance resonating with audiences worldwide.

When the first season was released, Netflix quickly confirmed it had been renewed for at least two more seasons, with Season 2 set to drop in the near future.

With that in mind, here are all the details we know so far about what’s to come.

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Does Heartstopper Season 2 release date: When is it coming out?

Heartstopper Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on August 3, 2023.

The great news was confirmed in a date announcement video from Netflix in which the cast teased what to expect in the next chapter of the beloved show. You can watch below:

The update arrived after Heartstopper Season 2 was confirmed to be in production and started shooting at the end of September 2022.

Heartstopper Season 2 cast: Who’s returning, and are there any new characters?

Season 2 of Heartstopper will introduce a few new faces but will be bringing back all of the original cast. Here are some of the big names coming back to season two:

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  • Joe Locke as Charlie
  • Kit Connor as Nick
  • Yasmin Finney as Elle
  • Corinna Brown as Tara
  • William Gao as Tao
  • Sebastian Croft as Ben
  • Kizzy Edgell as Darcy
  • Tobie Donovan as Isaac
  • Olivia Colman as Nick’s mom Sarah

Season 2 will also be introducing some exciting new characters. Jack Barton – best known for Letter of the King and War of the Worlds – will be taking on the role of Nick’s older brother David Nelson.

First-time actor Leila Khan has been cast as Higgs high school student Sahar Zahid, winning the role from an open casting call. Nima Taleghani will also be joining the cast as Mr. Farouk, a teacher at Truham school, as will James McEwan as a new character named Bradley Riches.

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Heartstopper Season 2 plot: What is it about?

Heartstopper Season 2 will tackle and continue with many of the main plot moments from Season 1. The blossoming romance between Nick and Charlie will be explored further, as well as their coming-out journeys.

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Heartstopper will see all the cast from season 1 return for the new season.

At the end of Season 1, Nick finally came out to his mum and is feeling comfortable with the idea of calling Charlie his boyfriend – actually labelling and defining their relationship. Season 2 will likely show how the school reacts to their relationship, tapping into the show’s themes of homophobia and sexuality.

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As per the official logline: “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.”

The episode titles for Season 2 have also been released, which you can read below:

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  1. Out
  2. Family
  3. Promise
  4. Challenge
  5. Heat
  6. Truth/Dare
  7. Sorry
  8. Perfect

Actor Kit Connor spoke with Digital Spy about what he wants to see for Season 2 of Heartstopper: “In terms of, I suppose what I’d like to see for Nick; I think just the strengthening of Nick and Charlie’s relationship.”

As well as this, Connor added he thinks that “it would be lovely, you know – not just to act – also just to see, as well, their relationship just, sort of, get stronger and blossom.”

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Alice Oseman – who wrote the graphic novels that the show is based off of – hinted that season 2 will continue to expand and look at the sexuality spectrum. This time tackling character Isaac’s realization and exploration that he is asexual. In an interview with Attitude, Oseman said, “Netflix will hate me for spilling, but yes, asexuality will be discussed on TV in a big way. I’m excited. I hope it’ll change the world. I hope when it happens in Heartstopper it doesn’t feel like a lesson. You know Isaac, you care about him, and now you’re going to learn something new about him.”

Is there a Heartstopper Season 2 trailer?

Yes, the Heartstopper Season 2 teaser has just been released, which you can watch below:

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You can also watch an opening clip of the new season below, which was released during Netflix’s TUDUM event:

Some official “First Look” images have also been released on Twitter, which show many of the couples in the series.

That’s everything we know so far about Heartstopper Season 2. In the meantime, check out our other Netflix hubs below:

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