Heartstopper has revealed further details about the cast of its second season as production for the hit Netflix series continues.

Based on the beloved webcomic and graphic novel of the same name from Alice Oseman, the queer teen drama follows Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), a “high-strung, openly gay overthinker,” and Nick (Kit Connor), “a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player”.

Thibault De Montalembert will play Stephane, Nick’s father, with Bel Priestley joining as Naomi and Ash Self as Felix – both of which will be “new friends of Elle,” according to the streaming giant.

“Words can’t describe how grateful I am for this opportunity,” Priestley wrote on Instagram after the announcement on 4 November.

Returning for the highly anticipated episodes will be Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh, Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi, Alan Turkington as Mr Lange and Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson.

Heartstopper was met with critical acclaim as soon as the first season arrived on Netflix, with viewers watching 23,940,000 hours of the show during its first full week on the platform.

It was quickly renewed for a second and third season back in May and it seems that fans may not have to wait too long for its return, as on 22 September it was confirmed that production on the new episodes had already started.

All of the show’s lead cast members will be returning, including Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood and Jenny Walser, as well as the aforementioned Joe and Kit.

A number of new faces were also recently announced to be joining the beloved cast including Leila Khan, who will star as Higgs student Sahar Zahid.

Jack Barton will appear as Nick’s older brother David Nelson, with Nima Taleghani joining as Truham teacher Mr. Farouk.

Bradley Riches (who played a student in the first season) will be back as Truham student James McEwan.

Heartstopper is streaming now on Netflix, with a release date for its second season yet to be confirmed.

You can watch the trailer below or by clicking here.