Netflix has celebrated Heartstopper’s one year anniversary with a mysterious new teaser.
On 22 April 2022, LGBTQ+ TV enthusiasts were finally treated to the eight-episode young adult series based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel of the same name.
The show follows Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), a “high-strung, openly gay over-thinker,” and Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), “a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player”, as they explore their blossoming romantic relationship and the pressures of coming out.
Following its release, the series earned rave reviews from critics and received numerous accolades, including the Children’s and Family Emmy Award for Outstanding Young Teen Series.
Due to its continued popularity, Heartstopper was renewed for not one but two additional seasons by the popular streamer.
To celebrate the show’s one year anniversary, Netflix took to its social media channels to surprise fans with a special video message from the show’s cast.
“Heartstopper fans! We’ve got a surprise for you this week,” Connor, Locke, Yasmin Finney and Will Gallo teased.
In addition to the mysterious Heartstopper announcement, Netflix UK confirmed that new information for other “UK/IE titles” would also be released next week.
Shortly after the aforementioned video was uploaded, fans flocked to social media to express their excitement over the news.
One person tweeted: “So ready for #Heartstopper season 2. Looks like we are getting news on it this week!! So ready for my favorite LGBTQ show to come back. And of course, our bi king Nick Nelson!! He’s the character us bisexuals need on our screen.”
And that’s just the start. All this week we’ll be bringing you the latest news on a whole load of your favourite @NetflixUK titles. Keep checking back – you won’t want to miss it!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 22, 2023
Another fan on Instagram commented: “I’m dying!! I’m crying!! I’m speechless…I want be already next week.”
Heartstopper season two will see the return of Locke as Charlie Spring, Connor as Nick Nelson, Finney as Elle Argent, Gao as Tao Xu, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson and Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson.
The new batch of episodes are also set to feature Jenny Walser as Tori Spring, Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope, Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene, Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney, Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi, Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh, Stephen Fry as the voice of Headmaster Barnes and Olivia Colman as Sarah Nelson.
Back in December, Oseman uploaded a heartfelt message praising the show’s cast and crew in honour of season two wrapping production.
“It’s been an incredibly intense few months on set with many new challenges for the cast and crew, but everyone rose to those challenges with such passion and skill and determination,” the beloved author wrote.
“Huge thanks to every single member of the cast and crew – everyone has worked ridiculously hard and given it their all, and for that, I am eternally grateful. This season is going to be so magical, and I can’t wait to get started on post-production!”
For more information about everything Heartstopper season two, click here.