Say 'Hi' to 'Heartstopper' Season 2! Cast, Release Date, How to Watch and More

Will there be a Heartstopper Season 2? Here's everything we know so far, but beware of Heartstopper Season 1 spoilers ahead!

Heartstopper Season 2 is coming, and it couldn't be happier news, because the series brings so much love to the small screen.

The Netflix hit is critically acclaimed and adored by audiences, thanks to its queer love story, not just between the main characters, but also their families and friends (especially Nick and his mom!).

Of course, the love story between the leads is what drives the rest of the plot, and goodness gracious is it cute! Get a small taste below:

Here's everything we know so far about Heartstopper Season 2, but beware of Heartstopper Season 1 spoilers ahead!

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Will there be a Heartstopper Season 2?

Heartstopper sets up Season 2 at the end of Season 1. The series is based on webcomics that have since been turned into graphic novels by Alice Oseman. Season 1 covered Volumes 1 and 2 of the books. There are currently four volumes of Heartstopper, with its fifth (and so far final) volume being set for a 2023 release. At the conclusion of Heartstopper Season 1, Nick and Charlie hold hands in front of their entire school and officially become a couple—and Nick takes the plunge and comes out to his mother as bisexual.

On May 20, 2022, Netflix announced that Heartstopper would be renewed for two more seasons, tweeting, "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!"

“I hope that it just makes people smile and brightens their day," creator Oseman told Tudum. "But I also hope that it inspires, particularly, young queer people to believe that they can find happiness and find romance and find friendship.”

Exectuive producer Patrick Walters said in a statement, “We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true. 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. Stay tuned!”

When is the Heartstopper Season 2 release date?

A release date has yet to be announced for Heartstopper Season 2, but based on critical acclaim and audience reactions, it's likely that we'll see at least one more installment of the sweeter-than-sugar series. Joe Locke, who stars as Charlie Spring, told Entertainment Weekly, "I think it's quite easy to look ahead at a second season because of Volumes 3 and 4 of the novels. Charlie develops an eating disorder and his mental health takes a turn for the worse and I think that would be interesting to look into, especially if the show continues to be very much a teen show."

He added, "Whenever people tackle mental health on TV, it tends to be really dark and I think what our show has really done well so far is tackling issues, but from an optimistic lens. You can always see the light at the end of the tunnel, you always know it's going to get better. I think it'd be really great to look at that more."

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When is Heartstopper Season 2?

No Heartstopper Season 2 release date has yet been set. That said, since Season 1 dropped on April 22, 2022, it's safe to assume that barring any delays, Season 2 will likely come out around the same time next year. On Sept. 22, 2022, it was revealed that Heartstopper Season 2 is officially in production, so that timeline tracks so far!

Who is in the Heartstopper Season 2 cast?

The cast hasn't been announced for Heartstopper Season 2, but we're expecting the following stars to reprise their roles:

Kit Connor as Nick Nelson

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Kit Connor as Nick Nelson in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Kit Connor, who previously starred as a young Elton John in Rocketman, is back as Joe's love Nick Nelson. After being accused of queerbaiting for his starring role in Heartstopper, Connor, then just 18, came out as bisexual on Twitter.

Joe Locke as Charlie Spring

Joe Locke as Charlie Spring in "Heartstopper" on Netflix
Joe Locke as Charlie Spring in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

Joe Locke returns as the ever-adorable Charlie Spring for a second season. He will also be in the WandaVision spinoff Agatha: Coven of Chaos.

Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson

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Olivia Colman as Nick Nelson's mother Sarah Nelson in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Oscar winner Olivia Colman will reprise her role as Sarah Nelson, Nick's ever-adoring "mum."

Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent

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Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Yasmin Finney returns as Elle Argent for Season 2. She was recently also cast in the upcoming season of Doctor Who.

Araloyin Oshunremi as Otis Smith and Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene

Araloyin Oshunremi as Otis Smith and Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene in "Heartstopper" on Netflix<p>Netflix</p>
Araloyin Oshunremi as Otis Smith and Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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The bullies are back: Araloyin Oshunremi returns as as Otis Smith and Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene.

William Gao as Tao Xu

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William Gao as Tao Xu in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Corinna Brown as Tara Jones

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Corinna Brown as Tara Jones in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Corinna Brown is back as It Girl Tara Jones.

Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson

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Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Kizzy Edgell stars as fan-favorite free spirit Darcy Olsson.

Fisayo Akinade as Mr. Ajayi

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Fisayo Akinade as Mr. Ajayi in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Toby Donovan as Isaac Henderson

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Toby Donovan as Isaac Henderson in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Jenni Walser as Tori Spring

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Jenni Walser as Tori Spring in "Heartstopper" on Netflix

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Jenni Walser plays Tori Spring, Charlie Spring's sister.

Georgina Rich as Jane Spring

Georgina Rich is back as Charlie Spring's mother, Jane.

Joseph Balderrama as Julio Spring

Charlie Spring's father, Julio, is played by Joseph Balderrama.

Thibault de Montalembert as Stephane, Nick's father

French actor Thibault de Montalembert makes his debut in Season 2 as Nick Nelson's dad.

Stephen Fry as Headmaster Barnes

Truham's Headmaster Barnes is played by none other than British treasure Stephen Fry.

Jack Barton as David Nelson

David Nelson is Nick Nelson's older brother. Jack Barton will make his debut as the character in Season 2.

Momo Yeung as Yan Xu

Momo Yeung appears as Tao Xu's mother, Yan.

Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk

Nima Taleghani plays Mr. Farouk, a teacher at Truham.

Bradley Riches as James McEwan

Bradley Riches previously appeared as a student at Truham in Heartstopper, and in Season 2, we'll get a better idea of who his character James McEwan is.

Bel Priestley as Naomi

Naomi is a friend of Elle in Heartstopper Season 2.

Ash Self as Felix

Felix is one of Elle's friends in Season 2 of Heartstopper.

Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney

Alan Turkington as Mr. Lange

Chetna Pandya Coach Singh

Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope

Who is Elle in Heartstopper?

Yasmin Finney plays Elle, a classmate of Nick and Charlie's, in Heartstopper. In the show, Elle, a trans Black girl, transfers to the Harvey Greene Grammar School for Girls.

Finney told Teen Vogue of her experience playing the character, "I've learned so much by being Elle ... Me and Elle are very, very similar. Even when it comes to our social life, when it comes to our school life, when it comes to our experience in high school. You know, it says in the series that she nearly got expelled because of her hair length, and I also nearly got expelled because of my hair length. And there's just so many things that Elle has taught me through filming."

Finney says that she learned to be "unapologetically [herself]" from playing Elle, but one of the best parts of working on the show is what is left unsaid.

"The fact that it doesn't even mention that she's trans in the series just really kind of shocked me and just gave me so much hope in the industry because it goes to show that we don't really have to focus on the sad stuff and the bad stuff of being a trans person," Finney said. "We can really now just focus on the positive and the beautiful side of it."

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Is Olivia Colman in Heartstopper?

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman plays Nick's mother, Sarah Nelson, in Heartstopper—and she was a dream casting that came true for Oseman and producer Patrick Walters.

"It was always the dream. I was talking to Alice and suggested Oliva Colman to play Nick’s mum and it felt like a total fantasy," Walters told Metro. "'That would be brilliant but that's incredibly unlikely.' So we only sent the part to her and she said yes! ... I thought there was no way she would want to be a part of this or anyone famous would want to be a part of this. I was proven wrong!"

Walters revealed that Colman was so moved by one particular scene that she burst into tears.

"In their scene when he’s coming out to her in the rehearsal, she was just looking at Kit and his performance was so moving she just burst into tears and forgot her lines. It was a kind of amazing dream," Walters recalled. "In being there with her on those days, she seemed to really respond to Kit and what he was doing in those scenes and to feel like the open communication between a mother and a son of that age, she said that was really lovely and nice to play."

How many episodes is Heartstopper Season 2?

No episode count has yet been revealed for Season 2 of Heartstopper, but watch this space!

Is Heartstopper Season 2 on Netflix?

While it hasn't yet premiered, Season 2 of Heartstopper will be on Netflix when it drops.

Is there a Heartstopper Season 2 trailer?

No trailer has yet been released for Season 2, but watch this space!

What is Heartstopper rated on Rotten Tomatoes?

Heartstopper is certified Fresh! It has an extremely rare Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 for Season 1. Its audience score is almost just as stellar, clocking in at a whopping 98%.

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