Heartstopper is a Netflix Original romantic teen drama that is based on a titular graphic novel by Alice Oseman. Featuring Joe Locke and Kit Connor, in the roles of Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson respectively, the plot follows the journey of their friendship which slowly buds into something deeper and stronger. Consequently, the movie soon transforms their journey into that of the couple owning up to their sexual identities.
The moment this British dramedy was released on the official streamer, it was successful in gauging people’s attention. Its popularity was undoubtedly increasing exponentially, so much so that the show was renewed for two more seasons within a brief period of its release.
Netflix’s official Twitter account said:
“To those who have fallen in love with Nick & Charlie, cried watching Alice Oseman’s magical story brought to life, or felt represented for the first time on-screen, I am elated to announce… Heartstopper has been renewed for TWO MORE SEASONS!”
To those who have fallen in love with Nick & Charlie, cried watching Alice Oseman's magical story brought to life, or felt represented for the first time on-screen, I am elated to announce…
— Netflix (@netflix) May 20, 2022
With that said, unfortunately, Heartstopper season 2 is not premiering on Netflix in January 2023. Here’s everything we know about the renewal and release date updates of the show.
What is the production status of Heartstopper season 2?
According to Netflix Life, “Heartstopper season 2 officially wrapped production in early December.” The announcement came from the series creator, Alice Oseman, who was officially photographed along with Kit Connor and Joe Locke to release the happy news. Additionally, the show’s Instagram account also announced:
“And that’s a wrap on Heartstopper Season 2… à bientôt!”
Although the production of Heartstopper season 2 has wrapped, there’s been no official announcements regarding the release date of the show. Be that as it may, we are confident about the fact that it will release anytime in early 2023.
When can we expect Heartstopper season 2 to release?
Netflix officially confirmed that the romantic teen comedy will return in 2023. However, if we speculate considering the gap between the production and release date of the first season, we can expect the second season to hit the official streamer in late 2023 since it took almost a whole year for season 1 to premiere after finishing filming. However, as mentioned previously, we don’t think we’ll have to wait that long for season 2. According to Dexerto, Heartstopper season 2 can be expected to hit the Netflix library in April 2023.
What can we expect to happen in Heartstopper season 2?
As mentioned previously, Heartstopper season 1 is based on a titular graphic novel; so we can expect the upcoming season to also follow suit. Here’s the official book synopsis (courtesy of Amazon) of the second season:
“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.”
Based on the plotline in the graphic novel, season 2 will expectantly focus on the introduction of Nick’s homophobic older brother David, who is not readily accepting his younger sibling’s bisexuality. Additionally, viewers can expect to see more of Mr Ajayi, a supporter of Charlie.
In addition to that, What’s on Netflix also expects Heartstopper season 2 to cover “Charlie’s struggle with an eating disorder and his mental health.”
Season 2 is also expected to cover the school’s reaction when Nick and Charlie reveal their relationship. Will the couple face more homophobia upon their revelation?
Who are the cast members of Heartstopper season 2?
Netflix’s Heartstopper season 2 is expected to cast the following actors in their respective roles:
- Kit Connor as Nick
- Joe Locke as Charlie
- William Gao as Tao
- Yasmin Finney as Elle
- Corinna Brown as Tara
- Kizzy Edgell as Darcy
- Tobie Donovan as Isaac
- Jenny Walser as Tori
- Sebastian Croft as Ben
- Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry
- Rhea as Imogen
- Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi
- Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh
- Olivia Colman as Sarah (Nick’s Mother)
- Georgina Rich as Jane (Charlie’s Mother)
- Joseph Balderrama as Julio (Charlie’s Father)
In addition to the above-mentioned names, Heartstopper season 2 will also feature:
- Bel Priestley as Naomi
- Thibault De Montalembert as Stephane Nelson
- Ash Self as Felix
For more release date updates on Heartstopper season 2, stay tuned to Web News Observer!