Heartstopper season 2: Release date, cast, book spoilers and what happens next

25 July 2023, 16:27

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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Netflix have confirmed that Heartstopper will return for two more seasons. Here's everything we know so far, including what happens next to Charlie and Nick in Alice Oseman's graphic novel series.

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Before it was even released, Netflix's Heartstopper sent fans of the original graphic novel series into a meltdown at the thought of seeing the romance between Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson come to life on screen.

Now that the show is finally here, fans are already desperate to see more of the characters and more of Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick's (Kit Connor) relationship. Thankfully, there is more of their story within the graphic novel series that would fit perfectly into another season... or two.

A few weeks after the series dropped on Netflix, it has been confirmed that Heartstopper will return for a second and third season! And now, the trailer has been released for season 2.

Here's what we know so far – including what happens next to Charlie and Nick in the graphic novels, and what fans can expect in season 2.

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Will there be a Heartstopper season 2 at Netflix?
Will there be a Heartstopper season 2 at Netflix? Picture: Netflix

Will there be a Heartstopper season 2?

Yes, absolutely! In a statement, Netflix confirmed that the show will return for two more seasons, produced by See-Saw Films. The graphic novel author and illustrator Alice Oseman returns as writer and creator.

On July 25th, the trailer for season 2 was finally released, teasing more of Nick and Charlie's relationship as well as the famous trip to Paris!

When will Heartstopper season 2 be released?

Heartstopper season 2 will be released on August 3rd 2023 on Netflix.

Heartstopper season 2 cast: Who will return?

All your faves will be returning for more. Of course, Joe Locke and Kit Connor will be back as Charlie and Nick, respectively. William Gao and Yasmin Finney will return as Tao and Elle, with Tobie Donovan, Kizzy Edgell and Corinna Brown back as Isaac, Darcy and Tara.

Other cast members returning include Sebastian Croft (Ben), Rhea Norwood (Imogen), Cormac Hyde-Corrin (Harry) and Jenny Walser (Tori). Chetna Pandya (Coach Singh), Fisayo Akinade (Mr. Ajayi), Joseph Balderrama (Julio Spring) and Alan Turkington (Mr. Lange) will also be back.

Olivia Colman, who plays Nick's mum Sarah, will also return for another season.

Heartstopper season 2 cast: Who are the new characters?

Four new characters have been confirmed to appear in Heartstopper season 2. Here's who they are and who they're played by:

  • Leila Khan as Sahar Zahid - a Higgs school student
  • Jack Barton as David Nelson - Nick’s older brother
  • Bradley Riches as James McEwan - a Truham school student
  • Nima Taleghani as Mr Farouk - a Truham school teacher
  • Bel Priestley as Naomi – one of Elle's new friends
  • Ash Self as Felix – one of Elle's new friends
  • Thibault de Montalembert as Stephane, Nick’s father

Leila Khan was offered the role of Sahar after a nation-wide open casting call and it will be her first professional acting role. Bradley Riches also previously played an unnamed student in season 1, but has been recast in a bigger role.

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the Heartstopper show and graphic novel series.

Don't read ahead if you're planning on reading the books first!

Heartstopper season 2: What will happen next?
Heartstopper season 2: What will happen next? Picture: Netflix

Heartstopper season 2: What will happen next?

Well, now that Charlie and Nick are boyfriends, and the couple are sharing their exciting news with their closest friends and family, and season 2 will likely explore the next stage of their relationship together.

Viewers will hopefully get to see more of Tara and Darcy's relationship too – but it looks like they might have some drama ahead of them. Elsewhere, we'll probably get to see more of Tao and Elle's will-they-won't-they relationship play out, as the two deal with their feelings towards each other. Will they finally confess that they like each other? We hope so!

But while it looks like there could be plenty of queer joy and adorable teen romance in the air for our three fave couples, there'll definitely be some drama too – thanks to both Ben Hope and Harry Greene.

News about Charlie and Nick's relationship will no doubt make it to the school corridors, but while some people will be thrilled, Ben and Harry will probably each have something absolutely awful to say about it.

What happens to Charlie and Nick in the rest of the Heartstopper books?

Heartstopper season 1 ends with Nick and Charlie becoming boyfriends at the beach, before Nick heads home to come out to his mum. Thankfully, Alice Oseman's graphic novel series continues after those events, which means fans will be able to dive in and continue the story.

In the next few chapters, readers see Nick and Charlie decide to open up to their friends about their relationship and deal with some personal struggles. And while Nick's mum was pretty adamant about Charlie not being able to go to Menorca with them because she'd already booked the tickets, Charlie and Nick do head off to Paris together on a school trip with the rest of their friends.

The graphic novel also dives more into Elle and Tao who are still tip-toeing around their feelings for each other, and also introduces Nick's older brother David, who can't seem to accept the fact that Nick is bisexual.

As for the rest? Well, you'll have to read the graphic novels yourselves. There'll be no major spoilers here!

Where to read the Heartstopper graphic novels online

Alice Oseman's graphic novel series is available to read online in a handful of places. You can read Heartstopper on:

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