Based on the newly released trailer, it appears that the second season will pick up right where the previous installment left off. Just in case you need a recap, the season two finale deviates from the original graphic novels by Alice Oseman. In the book, Nick ditches Charlie after they share their first kiss, but in the series finale, Nick comes out to his mom and then shares a romantic moment with Charlie on the beach, indicating that he’s done with hiding. So, it seems the second season will follow Nick and Charlie trying to navigate their relationship after coming out while also dealing with their own challenges.
And it looks like Heartstopper season two is going to be a little bit different from its predecessor. Some cast members from the show made a special appearance at the 2023 Attitude Pride Awards.
While on the red carpet, actor Kizzy Edgell (who plays Darcy in the show) revealed the new installment will have a more “mature” tone this time around. “It’s more mature but not in a bad way. Alice [Oseman, the creator] has made strong characters, I feel they can overcome anything,” they told Attitude.
Corinna Brown (aka Tara) also added, “It’s basically even more Heartstopper. So much more friendship, excitement, and story. More story.”