Netflix has announced that production on the highly-anticipated second season of Heartstopper has officially begun. The popular coming-of-age romantic comedy has also welcomed four new cast members who will be joining returning lead stars Joe Locke and Kit Connor. This includes Leila Khan as Sahar Zahid, Jack Barton as Nick’s older brother David Nelson, Bradley Riches as James McEwan, and Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk.
Heartstopper is based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name. Written and created by Oseman, the series is described as a celebration of queer love, friendship, and joy.
“Boy meets boy,” reads the synopsis. “Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick, and their circle of friends must navigate the ever-relatable journey of self-discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves
It stars Kit Connor as Nick, Joe Locke as Charlie, Yasmine Finney as Elle Argent, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, William Gao as Tao Xu, and Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson. Joining them are Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Fisayo Akinade, and Chetna Pandya, with Stephen Fry and Olivia Colman.
Heartstopper was directed by Euros Lyn. It hails from See-Saw Films.