It has been a rough year for television, with so many deserving shows not seeing future seasons. Thankfully, Netflix’s adaptation of Alice Oseman‘s Heartstopper did not make that list. News of a second and third season dropped a few weeks after the first season aired to the excitement of fans around the world. We watched as Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) navigated the tough road of love, school and relationships.

Heartstopper is based on the graphic novels of the same name by Oseman and the first season only covered a small portion of Nick and Charlie’s journey. As the story continues, it follows the two as they fall further into love while also dealing with the pressures of school, image and mental health. The Netflix series also helped to expand further on the roles of their friends. It gives us additional subplots just as engaging as the series’ main storyline.

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If you are worried that Heartstopper‘s additional seasons would take years to see the screen, worry no longer. Today, Netflix announced that production of season two has begun, which hopefully means it will launch next year. They also announced the additional cast that will help round out season two. This includes Leila Khan (Sahar Zahid), Jack Barton (Nick’s older brother David), Bradley Riches (James McEwan) and Nima Taleghani (Mr. Farouk).

The cast of Heartstopper season two standing together in front of a wall with pencil wallpaper.

That last bit of casting for Mr. Farouk is what has us really excited. Oseman’s Heartstopper may focus heavily on the story of the high school students, but one of the most surprising subplots is between Mr. Farouk and Mr. Ajayi (Fisayo Akinade). We won’t spoil anything here, but we highly suggest reading the graphic novel and additional stories surrounding these two. Just be prepared for a ton of wholesome happiness.

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The new cast will join returning members Connor and Locke alongside Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser and Cormac Hyde-Corrin. We will also be seeing Stephen Fry and Olivia Colman return as well. We highly recommend it if you haven’t had the chance to binge season one. In fact, we suggest rewatching it several times while we wait for more news surrounding season two. How excited are you about this casting? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

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