Daring to compete with Clueless, Heartbreak High has achieved popularity and a dedicated fanbase tantamount to that of the former. For those unversed, Heartbreak High is an Australian reboot of the 90s show set in the contemporary era.
Released on 14th September 2022, it parallels the fame of other titles in the genre, such as Elite and Heartstopper. Not only that, byut the series received a lot of critical acclaims, owing to its modernized romance genre that grips the viewers from the first episode to the last. It would come off as a surprise if it hadn’t been renewed for a second season.
Created by Hannah Carroll Chapman, the series is modeled around the life of a new generation of students attending Hartley High as they struggle with issues related to love, sex, and heartbreak.
Here’s all you need to know about Heartbreak High Season 2.
Heartbreak High season 2: Is it arriving on Netflix in August?
The streaming giant has not confirmed the release date for Heartbreak High season as of yet. However, it was recently announced in July 2023 that Heartbreak High season 2 will arrive on the official streamer in 2024. Considering that the series has just begun with the production process, a 2024 release date seems understandable. So, the answer to the question is: no, unfortunately, the second season of your favorite teen drama will not arrive on Netflix in August. But it might arrive in August 2024. (It’s just one year, folks 😉
Per Netflix, the principal photography of the season began on May 29, 2023, and is scheduled to last till August 29th, ‘23. Once they have wrapped filming, the episodes will immediately enter post-production, where they will expectantly spend six to seven months.
Fortunately, since the teen drama is Australian, it won’t be affected by the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, which have shut down the production schedules of some of the most high-grossing shows, including Stranger Things, The Sandman, Outer Banks, and more.
The official streamer also shared an update recently, noting that the second season was underway on May 30, 2023.
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When was Heartbreak High officially renewed for the second season?
Heartbreak High was officially renewed for a second season on October 19, 2022, by Netflix Australia. According to the press release:
“School is officially back in session, as Netflix has announced Heartbreak High will return for Season 2.
Produced by Fremantle Australia and NewBe, season 2 of Heartbreak High will see the talented cast and creators reassemble in Sydney (Gadigal, Dharug, Dharawal, and Ku-ring-gai lands), Australia, for pre-production and filming.”
Before the show received this official renewal, the rumors for the same had already taken off, with The Daily Telegraph in Australia reporting on October 2nd that the show was renewed for a second season.
The reason for a relatively late renewal could be indebted to the slow start on Netflix. Initially, the show failed to perform significantly beyond Australian boundaries. However, thanks to TikTok, its popularity soon spiked (as it did for other shows like Ginny & Georgia and Purple Hearts), achieving 12.5B views on TikTok.
What can we expect to happen in Heartbreak High season 2?
The official logline of Heartbreak High season 2 reads:
“The flies are buzzing, the ibis are raiding the bins, and the sun shines down on our favourite “lowest ranking school in the district” — Hartley High. Students stream through the gates and all our heroes are back for a second term — threesomes, chlamydia and burning cars a distant memory — it seems possible that everyone’s done a bit of growing up over the Term 1 holidays…”
In season 1, we saw Harper and Amerie getting back together after she unveiled her trauma with Chook. According to Elle, “In season two, we’ll likely see the BFFs take more revenge on Chook, who clearly needs to be put in his place.” Consequently, Amerie and Harper would try to figure out a way to get Chook arrested since he was not caught for an attempted sexual assault like others.
The second season will also deal with Harper’s accommodation since she can’t stay with Amerie forever. With her father being discharged from the hospital, the new season might also explore the father-daughter relationship and how it evolves.
In addition to this, Amerie’s relationship with Malakai is seemingly dying out; however, there’s more to what the eye can see. Will they get back together? Do they have feelings for each other? With Malakai exploring his sexuality in the first season, the immediate successor might plausibly culminate into a formulation of his identity.
Heartbreak High Season 2 will also likely throw more insights into Darren and Cash’s potential romance and maybe turn the potential into a reality. Who knows?
Who are the expected cast members of Heartbreak High season 2?
TV Tonight posted a first-look video of the cast featuring their first table read, which also confirmed some of the returning cast. These include:
- Ayesha Madon as Amerie
- James Majoos as Darren
- Chloé Hayden as Quinni
- Will McDonald as Ca$h
- Chika Ikogwe as Ms Obah/ Jojo
- Gemma Chua-Tran as Sasha
- Asher Yasbincek as Harper
- Thomas Weatherall as Malakai
- Joshua Heuston as Dusty
- Bryn Chapman-Parish as Spencer/Spider
- Sherry-Lee Watson as Missy
- Brodie Townsend as Ant
- Scott Major as Peter (Darren’s father)
- Rachel House as Principal Woods
- Ari McCarthy as Chook
In addition to the above-mentioned cast members, two new cast members will reportedly join the coterie of Heartbreak High season 2:
- Sam Rechner as Rowan Callaghan
- Kartanya Maynard as Zoe Clark
Per Netflix, Rowan Callaghan is “an unassuming country boy with a dry wit and a passion for classic cinema who finds himself thrown headfirst into the chaos of Hartley High and a truly epic love triangle.”
While Clark is “an opinionated celibacy advocate who, along with her gang of Puriteens, threatens to bring down the SLT class from within.”
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How many episodes will be featured in Heartbreak High season 2?
At the time of writing this article, Netflix Australia has not confirmed the episode count for season 2. Be that as it may, we presume that the new season of Heartbreak High would constitute eight episodes, like its predecessor. However, this is just our assumption. You can take this piece of information with a grain of salt.
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