Production for the second season of Heartstopper is officially underway and a number of new cast members have been revealed by Netflix.

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”.

It 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.

The streaming giant quickly renewed the show for its second and third seasons back in May and it now 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 has 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 will 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.