Cast, Story & Everything We Know

Heartstopper season 1 was a big hit for Netflix, so it’s no surprise Heartstopper season 2 news is on the way. The coming-of-age drama centers on 10th grader Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), his friends at Truham Grammar School, and his crush-turned-boyfriend Nick Nelson (Kit Connor). Heartstopper season 1 garnered an impressive 14,550,000 viewing hours during its first week, and Heartstopper season 2 is set to deliver another chapter in the breakout LGBTQ comedy-drama.


Heartstopper season 1 found Charlie being assigned a new homeroom deskmate, Nick, towards whom he started to develop romantic feelings. It also explored Nick’s soul-searching — and he eventually comes out to his mother, Sarah (Olivia Coleman), in the Heartstopper season 1 finale. Netflix’s Heartstopper is based on Alice Oseman’s webcomic-turned-graphic-novel series, but while season 1 followed the first two volumes of the Heartstopper graphic novels, its central characters also appear in other works by Oseman, adding to the pool of possible storylines for Heartsopper season 2, season 3, and beyond. Here’s the latest Heartstopper season 2 news, including the cast, release date, story, and trailer.

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The Latest Heartstopper Season 2 News

Kit Connor As Nick From Heartstopper

The biggest Heartstopper season 2 news came at the Netflix Tudum presentation in Brazil in June 2023. During this event, the streaming giant released the first two minutes of the new season, which showed Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) as an official couple, with Charlie going through his morning routine while texting Nick. The scene was introduced by other Heartstopper season 2 cast members Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell. This was a fun scene, but that wasn’t all that Netflix revealed at the Tudum presentation.

On top of the first scene, Netflix also revealed the names of every episode in the upcoming Heartstopper season 2. The names of each episode are “Out,” “Family,” “Promise,” “Challenge,” “Heat,” “Truth/Dare,” “Sorry,” and “Perfect.” There were also several images released from Heartstopper season 2. Two of the photos showed the Paris class trip, one with Nick and Charlie and the second with Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell). The third new photo shows Elle (Yasmin Finney) and Tao (William Gao) at the movies.

Heartstopper Season 2 Is Confirmed

Charlie and Nick hugging on a towel in Heartstopper

Netflix confirmed the Heartstopper season 2 news of its renewal on May 20, 2022, in addition to season 3. The Heartstopper season 2 news was shared on various social networks by Netflix and Heartstopper’s creator, Alice Oseman. Oseman will return as a writer for both seasons 2 and season 3, and it’s expected that series director Euros Lyn and executive producer Patrick Walters will also return in their respective capacities.

Some of the latest Heartstopper season 2 news comes from executive producer and webcomic creator Alice Oseman, who has revealed exactly where Heartstopper season 2 is in the production process. Speaking at the BFI Future Film Festival (via RadioTimes), Oseman stated that Heartstopper season 2 is in the editing stages — “So, we’re kind of still in the editing process for season 2. Very exciting getting to see the episodes come together. Yeah, just really happy with how it’s looking,”.

Heartstopper Season 2 Predicted Release Date

Heartstopper Season 2 Nick and Charlie smiling at eachother

The latest Heartstopper season 2 news sees the release date revealed. Heartstopper season 2 will premiere on Netflix on August 3, 2023. Filming for season 1 started in April 2021 and took three months to shoot in the UK, but the series was not released on Netflix until April 2022, so an exact timetable was difficult to establish prior to the announcement. Production for the second installment began in September 2022 and wrapped in December. Like season 1, Heartstopper season 2 should release all of its episodes at once, giving viewers the perfect opportunity to binge.

Heartstopper Season 2 Cast

The Heartstopper characters meet up outside and drink shakes

Some reassuring Heartstopper season 2 news is that the season 1 cast will be returning for season 2. Charlie’s friends will surely come back, including Doctor Who newcomer Yasmin Finney, who will return as Elle. Similarly, William Gao and Tobie Donovan will return as Tao and Isaac, respectively, and Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell will likely return as Tara and Darcy, Elle’s new friends. Olivia Colman will undoubtedly return as Nick’s mom Sarah, and Heartstopper season 2 couldn’t be back without Joe Locke and Kit Connor as Charlie and Nick.

Actor Bradley Riches has been upgraded from a background student character to play Truman student James McEwan. Heartstopper season 2 news reported by DigitalSpy revealed there was an open casting call for “a non-binary or female plus-sized actor of British South Asian heritage.” This was for the role of a year 11 student named Sahar Zahid, who will be played by industry newcomer Leila Khan. Heartstopper season 2 will also introduce Nick Nelson’s older brother David, who will be portrayed by Jack Barton.

Nick’s father Stephane will also play a role in season 2, and will be played by Thibault de Montalembert (All Quiet on the Western Front). Nima Taleghani has been cast as a Truman teacher named Mr. Farouk. Finally, Netflix announced that Bel Priestly and Ash Self will be joining the Heartstopper season 2 cast as Elle’s friends Naomi and Felix, respectively.

Heartstopper Season 2 Story

Tao and Ellie in Heartstopper

As Heartstopper season 1 ended with Charlie and Nick happily spending their summer together as boyfriends, and with Nick coming out to his mother, Sarah, it’s highly likely that their relationship will take center stage in Heartstopper season 2. Heartstopper season 1, episode 8 also hinted at possible unspoken feelings between Tao (William Gao) and Elle (Yasmin Finney), therefore, their friendship — that could possibly be something more — could be explored. Charlie’s secret ex Ben (Sebastian Croft) has also been lurking, and will likely continue to cause him and Nick problems they’ll have to deal with after going public with their relationship in the Heartstopper season 1 ending.

Other Heartstopper season 2 news has shown that the school will be taking a class trip to Paris, based on Oseman’s comic and some set photos. It’s also been teased that Charlie will have a lot to deal with when it comes to his mental health this upcoming season. Finally, creator Alice Oseman has admitted that she had to write a fair bit of new content for Heartstopper season 2. The installment should follow the storyline of volume 3 of the comic series. This could include Nick coming out to his father and Charlie developing an eating disorder. Tara and Darcy’s relationship should receive more attention. There is also a chance Tao and Elle might finally come together.

Webcomic creator Alice Oseman also revealed to Netflix’s Tudum site that season 2 will see a lot of new content that isn’t in the original comics. Heartstopper season 2 news reports that it’s based on volume 3 of the comics, however, Oseman had to write a lot of new things to incorporate into the story in order to flesh it out. “But there’s not enough in the book to take a whole season of TV, so there had to be a lot of creation of new stuff,” Oseman shared. While deviating from the source material isn’t always ideal, the fact that Oseman has written it should come as some consolation.

Heartstopper Season 2 Trailer

There is no Heartstopper season 2 trailer, but during the Netflix Dudum event in Brazil, the streaming giant released its first clip from the new season. This ended up being the first scene of the second season of Heartstopper, and it shows Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) making their first appearance in an official relationship together. The scene starts off with photos of Charlie and Nick together. Charlie gets a text from Nick as he wakes up, and he looks at and responds to the sweet messages as he gets dressed and ready for his day and heads to school. The two then greet each other at school and look completely happy.

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