Netflix has just announced the renewal of Heartbreak High for a second season, following the release of season one in September. The Australian teen comedy-drama is a loose reboot of the 1994 series of the same name, which aired for seven seasons until 1999 on both Channel 10 and ABC.
After the show hit the streaming service last month, it gained international recognition, finding a place in Netflix’s Top 10 list in 43 countries. Created by screenwriter Hannah Carroll Chapman, the show follows a group of high schoolers as they navigate romance, racism, sexuality, and general teenage angst.
The first season of Heartbreak High features an ensemble cast including Asher Yasbincek, Gemma Chua-Tran, Josh Heuston, James Majoos, Chloe Hayden, Ayesha Madon and Sherry-Lee Watson. Produced by Fremantle Australia and NewBe, the show gained a whopping 42.6 million viewing hours in its first three weeks.
Before the release of season one, actor Will McDonald shared that he was “really excited to see how people respond to these characters and these storylines that have probably never been touched on in Australian TV.” He also claimed, “Our show honours the legacy of the [original] show and is a continuation of it.”
The production for the second series is set to take place in Sydney, although an official production or release date has yet to be shared.