'Heartstopper' Season 2 will likely adapt the third volume of the source novels.

The Heartstopper Season 2 Trailer Brings The Comic's Pivotal Paris Trip To Life

It's almost time to check back in with Nick and Charlie.

by Dylan Kickham and Ani Bundel
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Charlie and Nick’s uplifting romance charmed the whole internet when Heartstopper dropped on Netflix, but the Season 1 finale isn’t where their story ends. The show is adapted (very faithfully) from author Alice Oseman’s graphic novel series of the same name, which began in 2018 and is about to end with Oseman’s fifth and final volume in 2023. Because of this, hardcore fans already know what Heartstopper Season 2 will be about, but the Netflix show still has room to surprise us. Here’s what you should know about Heartstopper’s Season 2, including its release date, cast, and where the story goes next.

In its first season, Heartstopper focused on the changing relationships among a group of high schoolers at a pair of British schools. After questioning his sexuality all season, Nick finally came out as bisexual in the finale and proudly proclaimed his love for Charlie during a beach date. Tara and Darcy also got a happy ending, as they finally went public with their relationship, but things are a little less clear for Tao and Elle. Although Elle came close to telling Tao she has feelings for him, she couldn’t follow through... but their final scene seemed to indicate that he finally realized he also has feelings for his bestie.

Those endings have some pretty big hints about what Season 2 could focus on, but fans don’t have to speculate — the continuation already exists!

Heartstopper Season 2’s Release Date

The Heartstopper cast announced Season 2’s premiere date in a video on April 24. Each main cast member teased how their stories would be different in Season 2, with Joe Locke summing everything up by saying the new season would be “a bit more mature.” The big reveal was that Season 2 will be dropping on Netflix on Aug. 3.

Heartstopper Season 2’s Cast


Viewers have met all the main characters in the Heartstopper series, with Kit Connor as Nick Nelson and Joe Locke as Charlie Spring. Jenny Walser will return as Tori Spring, Charlie’s older sister, and Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson, Nick’s mother.

Other cast confirmed to return include William Gao as Tao and Tobie Donovan as Isaac, Charlie’s BFFs. Yasmin Finney will also return as Elle Argent, Charlie, Tao, and Isaac’s transgender friend, along with Corinna Brown as Tara and Kizzy Edgell as Tara’s girlfriend, Darcy Olsson. Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, and Rhea Norwood will also be back as fellow students Ben, Harry, and Imogen, respectively.

As for the adults, Fisayo Akinade is expected to be back as Mr. Ajayi, Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh, and Stephen Fry as the voice of Headmaster Barnes.

In September 2022, Deadline revealed Season 2 would also add Nick’s older brother David, played by Jack Barton. Leila Khan and Bradley Riches will join the main roster as new students Sahar Zahid and James McEwan, and Nima Taleghani will join the series as teacher Mr. Farouk.

Heartstopper Season 2 Filming Updates

Netflix officially renewed Heartstopper for Season 2 on Friday, May 20, about a month after the first season debuted. And the pick-up was even more exciting because Netflix didn’t just order one new season of the charming British romance, but two! That’s right — Heartstopper is getting a Season 2 and a Season 3.

The renewal wasn’t surprising, given the show’s success and the source material for future seasons is already out there. The first season adapted volumes one and two of Oseman’s graphic novels so that a second season will dive into the third volume. Filming for the second season began in September 2022 and wrapped just before the 2022 holidays.

Heartstopper Season 2’s Trailer

The trailer for Season 2 dropped about a month before its release date. The footage captures the highs and lows of the Truham and Higgs school trip to Paris. It includes a lot of details that readers of the graphic novel will immediately recognize as important.

Heartstopper Season 2’s Plot

With the comics on shelves, fans can read ahead to see what’s coming if they don’t mind possibly being spoiled.

Spoiler alert: Don’t read on if you don’t want Heartstopper Season 2 potentially spoiled for you. The third volume of Heartstopper centers on a class trip to Paris, where all three main couples face deeper challenges in their relationships. Most notably, Nick learns that Charlie struggles with an eating disorder in this volume, and Tao and Elle finally address their feelings for one another.

There’s also a new romance brewing among the teachers, which Oseman confirmed will be brought into the TV series in the second season.

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