“Do you ever feel like, you’re only doing things because everyone else is? and you’re scared to change, or do something that might confuse or surprise people? your real personality has been, like… buried inside you for a really long time?” – Nick.
We know that the interest among the fans has been at an all-time high as they want to know what more drama can happen in the new season of Heartstopper, which is one of the reasons why viewers have tuned in to watch the episodes.
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about what happens next in the comedy-drama series, then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you! To help you prepare before streaming the new season, here is everything you need to know about the season’s release date, and plot, among other details.
Continue reading to know more about Netflix’s Heartstopper Season 2.
Heartstopper Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
On May 20, 2022, it was announced that Heartstopper was renewed for a second and third season. Since then no news about the potential release date of the new season has not been announced by the network. But it is expected to premiere sometime around early 2023 with the same time slot of 2:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) with every new episode dropping on the same day, just like the other original series and movies which are exclusively available on the streaming platform.
In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. On the other hand, the second season began filming in September 2022 at Twickenham Studios, London, and wrapped in early December of the same year which was confirmed on the official Twitter handle. quoting, “That’s a wrap on Heartstopper Season 2.” Take a look at the official post below:
🍂 That's a wrap on Heartstopper Season 2 🍂 pic.twitter.com/ujMlOo7oKh
— Netflix (@netflix) December 2, 2022
Heartstopper Season 2 Plot
The series is based on Alice Oseman’s best-selling graphic novels of the same name, Heartstopper follows Nick and Charlie’s high school friendship as it blossoms into something more. “For me, it’s just about celebrating queer joy,” Oseman told Tudum last April. “Above all, I hope that [Heartstopper] just makes people smile and brightens their day – but I also hope that it inspires, particularly, young queer people to believe that they can find happiness and find romance and find friendship.”
The series is still capturing everyone’s hearts, from Kerry Washington to Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. Based on Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name, the series is a celebration of queer love, friendship, and joy. “I hope that it just makes people smile and brightens their day – but I also hope that it inspires, particularly, young queer people to believe that they can find happiness and find romance and find friendship,” Oseman tells Tudum.
Should we also add that it’s made grown adults fully sob? “We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true,” adds executive producer Patrick Walters. “I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people.”
Alice Osman confirmed to Digital Spy, “[I] definitely want to be bringing in the themes of mental health because that’s something that’s really important in the books,” she told us. “The challenge of writing Heartstopper is exploring those darker issues while keeping the tone so optimistic and hopeful. That has been, like, the struggle of writing it for me the whole way through. “But I like to think that it’s possible. I feel like I have achieved it in the books. I’ve been able to be very candid about mental health, and I explored that in a real way, while not writing something that’s intensely triggering or really dark and horrible to read or watch. So that is very much my goal for the show.”
Heartstopper Season 2 Cast and Crew
There are some new faces joining the gang which includes Bel Priestley will star as Naomi and Ash Self as Felix, both playing new friends of Elle, with Thibault de Montalembert as Stephane, Nick’s father. The three actors will join previously announced newcomers Leila Khan as Higgs student Sahar Zahid, Jack Barton as Nick’s older brother David Nelson, Nima Taleghani as Truham teacher Mr. Farouk and Bradley Riches (who played a student in Season 1) will return as Truham student James McEwan.
Also returning for Season 2 are Chetna Pandya, Fisayo Akinade, Alan Turkington, and Olivia Colman. They’ll join lead cast members Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, and Jenny Walser. The show is developed and produced out of the U.K along with Top of the Lake producer See-Saw Films is the producer. Moreover, the show creator Oseman returns as writer for Seasons 2 and 3.
Heartstopper Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have a total of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 26 to 33 minutes, just like the prior season. On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the series are not released by the network yet. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service which will debut on the same day. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming days, and binge-watch the first season to recall the events.
When Heartstopper Season 2 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
Heartstopper Season 1: A Quick Recap
Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series. In Season 1, which covers the first two volumes of the graphic novel, we watch as Nick and Charlie’s friendship blossoms into the most wholesome relationship, as they make snow angels and kiss in the rain. Viewers are also introduced to their friends Elle (Yasmin Finney) and Tao (William Gao), as well as school lesbian icons Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell). Now that the show isn’t sashaying away, what can we expect from the next two seasons?
The series received critical acclaim. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a “Certified Fresh” 100% approval rating with an average rating of 8.7/10, based on 55 critic reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads: “An inclusive romance told with striking sensitivity, Heartstopper is so effortlessly charming that viewers won’t dare skip a beat.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 85 out of 100 based on nine critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
Episode 1: Meet: Stuck in a secret relationship, Charlie starts to crush on Nick, the school’s popular rugby star, and joins the team against his friends’ advice.
Episode 2: Crush: Elle struggles to settle into her new school as Charlie and Tao are convinced Nick is straight; Nick starts to question his unfamiliar feelings.
Episode 3: Kiss: Sparks fly at a birthday party where Nick’s friend, Tara, confides in him; inspired, Nick shares his feelings with Charlie, and they grow even closer.
Episode 4: Secret: Charlie and Nick agree to keep their relationship a secret at school while Nick figures things out; Nick’s friend, Imogen, asks him out on a date.
Episode 5: Friend: Nick debates skipping his date with Imogen for Charlie’s birthday; Tao vows to protect Charlie from Nick and his rude rugby friends.
Episode 6: Girls: Tara makes her relationship official on social media, but she isn’t ready for the side effects; the friends try to play matchmaker with Elle and Tao.
Episode 7: Bully: After both Nick and Tao get into fights with Harry, Charlie worries that he’s making Nick’s life too difficult and straining his friendship with Tao.
Episode 8: Boyfriend: As the boys’ and girls’ schools meet for Sports Day, Charlie is on the brink of breaking things off with Nick, while Elle and Tao share a special moment.
Catch up on the previous season before Heartstopper Season 2 premieres on Netflix.