Netflix's teen series "Heartstopper" won hearts far and wide when it premiered in April 2022, and we finally have our first glimpse of season two. The streamer released first-look photos on May 24, a month after the cast celebrated the show's one-year anniversary by previewing the new season and announcing its summer premiere date in a video.
On Dec. 2, 2022, Netflix revealed that season two of the show had officially wrapped filming. The media company posted a photo on Instagram of actors Kit Connor and Joe Locke with writer Alice Oseman, alongside the caption, "And that's a wrap on 'Heartstopper' Season 2 . . . à bientôt!"
The French phrase, translating to "see you soon," makes total sense considering the cast had been spotted filming around Paris. Plus, "Heartstopper" is based on a series of young-adult graphic novels by Oseman, and in the books the cast head to the City of Love. Oseman also took to Instagram at the time to tell followers, "That's a wrap on 'Heartstopper' season 2! 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. 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!"
Back in June 2022, Netflix announced that the show had been renewed for not only season two, but also season three. Season one adapted the first two volumes of "Heartstopper," and season two is focusing on volume three. Oseman is planning a fifth and final volume of the series (expected to be released this December), but it's not yet clear if the last two books will be covered in a third season of the show, or if the streamer will give the series a fourth season to finish up its many threads.
Before Netflix announced "Heartstopper"'s renewal, the show's creative team hinted about where the series would go next. "I'll definitely want to be bringing in the themes of mental health, because that's something that's really important in the books," Oseman told Digital Spy in April 2022. "The challenge of writing 'Heartstopper' is exploring those darker issues while keeping the tone so optimistic and hopeful. That has been, like, the struggle of writing it for me the whole way through. But I like to think that it's possible [laughs]. I feel like I have achieved it in the books."
Oseman also revealed that in future seasons, the scope of the story will likely expand to involve some of the teachers, not just the teenage students who have been the center of the show so far. "We'll be moving into volume three of the books. And that is when the teacher romance happens," Oseman said in the April interview. "So in the show, we've already got Mr. Ajayi, but in the books there's also Mr. Farouk, who comes in, in volume three. And they have this kind of interesting friendship going on in the background that eventually becomes something more."
Ahead, here's everything we know so far about "Heartstopper" season two.