With the reboot of Heartbreak High in production, it won’t be long enough till we get to see another fun-filled drama of Hartley High, a place where drama is made, and friendships are broken. The drama show first premiered in the 90s, and it got so popular as it evoked strong and serious discussions like how it was growing up in the premillennial times.
The show delved into topics considered taboos, such as sexuality, race, and it created a platform for more transparent communication. And, a month after the first season’s release, Netflix announced that Heartbreak High would be returning for a second season. According to the streaming giant, the first season spent three weeks in the global top 10 TV shows on Netflix, accumulating over 42.6M hours viewed in those weeks.
The show also received a lot of love on TikTok with #heartbreakhigh garnering over 300m views. With these impressive feats, renewing the series was a no-brainer for Netflix.
Heartbreak High has been renewed for season 2! pic.twitter.com/jvQE2FK79R— Netflix (@netflix) October 19, 2022
Heartbreak High Season 2 Release Date: When will it Air?
A release date hasn’t been set yet, as we have reported. Due to the need to first film and edit the second season, it won’t be announced by Netflix for a time. Our best estimate for the time of release is early 2024.
We don’t think the new episodes will be available to see by the end of 2023 because filming is currently expected to wind up in August. We’re probably looking at roughly six to seven months for this procedure before the new season is available on Netflix because they will need to be edited in post-production first. We would be looking at a release in February or March 2024 after six to seven months of post-production.
Though keep in mind that this is only our release forecast. Heartbreak High season 2 might debut sooner or later than we anticipated. As soon as the precise release date is made public, we’ll inform you.
Heartbreak High Season 1 Recap:
In Season 1 of The Dragon Prince, the staff discovers a map on a school wall, created by former friends Amerie and Harper. This map, known as the “incest map,” reveals the sexual exploits of the students at Hartley High and causes a scandal. The pictures of the wall circulate on social media, causing an uproar among the student body, especially those whose names were mentioned.
In response, Principal Woodsy enrolls the students involved in a sex literacy tutorial with the English teacher, Jojo. Amerie takes the blame for the incident, only to be betrayed by Harper and become an outcast at school. Amerie finds support from queer outcasts Darren and his autistic friend, Quinni, as they navigate repairing her reputation and forming new relationships.
Heartbreak High Season 1 Review:
According to top critic review on Rotten Tomatoes, Heartbreak High Season 1, with its eight episodes, offers a refreshingly original voice and style. It balances quiet subtlety with lively theatrics, creating a unique cadence. The series is wild, fun, and emotionally impactful, likely to surprise and shock viewers in a good way. And, while the season explores the familiar territory of teenage drama, it does so with a clever sense of humor and a dry wit. It proves to be more engaging and gripping than it may appear initially.
Heartbreak High Season 1 Rating:
Heartbreak High Season 1 has a 16+ maturity rating according to Netflix. The show has a 100% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes too.
Heartbreak High Season 2 Plot: What Can we Expect?
In the second season, there will be a lot to happen. For instance, Chook saw Harper and Amerie set fire to his car, so we are sure he won’t let them off the hook. He’ll probably want to exact retribution, so they’ll have to deal with that. Since Chook didn’t get killed for the attempted sexual assault like the others, Amerie and Harper might also try to find a method to get him jailed.
Although Harper’s father will finally be released from the hospital, we doubt she will still live with him in light of everything that transpired. She cannot, however, remain with Amerie indefinitely. So, where will she be residing? Ca$h, what about it? Will he spend any time behind bars, and if so, how long? What does this imply for his friendship with Darren?
It will be intriguing to see if Malakai and Amerie reunite because it appears that they still have feelings for one another. In the first season, Malakai starts to doubt his sexuality. Maybe there will be more discussion of this in season two.
Do Harper and Dusty truly no longer date? Could Harper find love again in the upcoming season? Quinni, how about her? The first season does not finish with her and Sasha getting together. In the second season, perhaps they’ll work things out and reconcile, or Quinni might meet someone else. We are eagerly anticipating season 2 of Heartbreak High.
Heartbreak High Season 2 Cast: Who will be In?
They have not yet officially announced the season 2 cast. We do, however, have a guess as to who would do so. Naturally, Amerie and Harper’s respective actors, Ayesha Madon and Asher Yasbincek, will return. As Amerie’s closest friends, James Majoos (Darren) and Chloé Hayden (Quinni) are also most likely to return. In all honesty, most of the season 1 cast is likely to return.
We also anticipate the following to return: Thomas Weatherall as Malakai, Will McDonald as Ca$h
Joshua Heuston as Dusty, Gemma Chua-Tran as Sasha, Bryn Chapman-Parish as Spencer/Spider
Sherry-Lee Watson as Missy, Brodie Townsend as Ant, Chika Ikogwe as Ms. Obah/Jojo, Scott Major as Peter (Darren’s father), Rachel House as Principal Woods, Ari McCarthy as Chook.
Heartbreak High season 2 is likely to feature the introduction of a few new characters as well. As soon as Netflix releases the official season 2 cast list, we’ll let you know.
Heartbreak High Season 2 Trailer:
The Heartbreak High Season 2 trailer has just been made available by the creators. For now, you can view the Season 1 trailer down below:
While we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see a trailer, there are plenty of other teen shows on Netflix that can help keep us entertained in the meantime. Popular teen shows are Never Have I Ever, The 100, One of Us is Lying, Elite and Outer Banks. It’s always fun to discover new favorites while we wait for our most anticipated shows to return!