The widely acclaimed show follows two boys becoming friends and falling in love after they share a seat together in class.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Netflix’s Heartstopper is a show that highlights the joy and levity of young love, featuring two queer lead characters. The story follows Charlie who meets Nick when they are seated together in class. They continue to be in each other’s presence, cleans up some messes, and, along the way, become good friends. The friendship slowly and surely starts to become more affectionate and vulnerable, eventually becoming romantic.
Since the show is so sweet and wholesome, it was received with love. Furthermore, people were happy to see such positive queer representation in film and television. This development led fans to rally for a second season of the series on Netflix.
Audiences and critics alike loved Heartstopper and it got enough views for Netflix to greenlight a second and third season, What's on Netflix reported. The production company, See-Saw Films announced the news with an Instagram post. “We’re back again (and again!) for 2 more seasons of Heartstopper! ✌️🍂,” the caption read. Netflix too, added a picture to their page to share the news of the upcoming seasons.
Considering that the first season roughly followed the first and second volumes of the graphic novel, it is entirely possible that the next season would follow volumes 3 and 4. This means we would be able to follow our characters to France, witness some more closeness between Tao and Elle, and maybe understand a little more about Charlie’s eating disorder, which is a large part of the books.
Additionally, we might also get to see some new characters like Sahar and Nick’s brother, and even explore how the school looks at Charlie and Nick’s new relationship.
Of course, most of the cast will be reprising their roles. The main gang including Kit Connor (Nick), Joe Locke (Charlie), William Gao (Tao), Yasmin Finney (Elle), Corinna Brown (Tara), Kizzy Edgell (Darcy), and Tobie Donovan (Isaac) will be coming back. Olivia Colman (Sarah aka Nick’s Mother) is also returning to the show after her wonderful performance in the first season.
Some additional cast members playing friends and family members like Jenny Walser (Tori), Sebastian Croft (Ben), Cormac Hyde-Corrin (Harry), Rhea (Imogen), Fisayo Akinade (Mr, Ajayi), Chetna Pandya (Coach Singh), Georgina Rich (Jane (Charlie’s Mother)) and Joseph Balderrama (Julio aka Charlie’s Father), will also be coming back for the next season.
A new character, Sahar, will also be making an appearance in the second season. While the casting for the character has been done, no announcements have been made yet.
Since filming began just a few days ago on September 13, 2022, and is scheduled to go on till December 20, 2022, it is quite possible that we will not see the show this year. Considering the first season came out in April of this year, we may get to see the next season by around the same time next year with an April 2023 release hopefully.