Heartstopper season 2 recasts actor in new role as production commences

Netflix’s heart stopper has officially started production on Season 2.

It’s also been announced by the streamer that peripheral season 1 actor Bradley Riches has been upgraded to the brand-new role of Truman student James McEwan.

Joining Bradley in the next season are newcomers Leila Khan as Higgs pupil Sahar ZahidJack Barton as Nick Nelson’s big brother David and Nima Taleghani as Truman teacher Mr Farouk.

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as fans of heart stopper will have expected, Kit Connor returns for another round of episodes as Nick, Joe Locke is back as Charlie Spring, while Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood and Jenny Walser each reprise their respective characters too.

Back in May of this year, Connor himself weighed in on his hopes for the show’s second season.

“I suppose what I’d like to see for Nick, I think just the strengthening Nick and Charlie’s relationship. In season 1, we very much see the young love and the beginnings of their relationship,” he said.

“And I think that it would be lovely, you know – not just to act – also just to see, as well, their relationship just, sort of, get stronger and blossom.”

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Addressing the positive response to heart stopper‘s debut, the young actor also shared: “I think that it’s pretty incredible, really, to be able to do a show like heart stopper at the age of 17.

“It’s more than seeing some of the reactions that it’s had to seeing some of the sorts of effects that it’s had on people’s lives has been, you know, more than touching. It’s been pretty emotional, to be honest.”

heart stopper is streaming on Netflix. Seasons 2 and 3 have been confirmed.

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