Our very own Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell) introduced season 2 of Heartstopper during Netflix’s TUDUM event in Brazil. During the highly anticipated event, they welcomed us on the next leg of this adventure with the first couple of minutes of season 2 and the episode titles. And if anything (and we didn’t think this was possible) we’re even more excited for what’s to come for Charlie (Joe Locke), Nick (Kit Connor), Elle (Yasmin Finney), Tao (William Gao), and the rest of the gang.
In the opening sequence, we get to see a Charlie that is happy. He and Nick have grown closer and are at the very beginning of their relationship where everything is butterflies and rainbows. And it’s absolutely wonderful to watch Charlie flirt with Nick, be absolutely giddy at the thought of seeing his boyfriend while getting ready for school, and the normalization of having these moments of queer joy. Because you better believe me, I never had scenes like this growing up. And who knows what kind of person I’d be with them.
The opening continues with Charlie heading to school, in his own little world, with his eyes instantly seeking out Nick. When he doesn’t find him, he admittedly gets sad. And it hurts to see that smile fall from his face. But everything is alright as someone covers Charlie’s eyes and he transforms into the happiest we’ve ever seen him. And it’s Nick, who is just as happy to see Charlie. But the best part is just before the opening closes off where you see them walking into class, about to hold hands, and not afraid to be out and proud.
And if there’s anything we’ve learned from TV and the episode titles, they’re going to hit some speed bumps but come out stronger because of it. Also, there’s definitely going to be some spice if episode 5 is any indication. The titles for the 8 episodes are as follows:
If this has revved you up and you can’t wait for more, a reminder that Heartstopper is back on Tapas, Webtoon, and Tumblr!
Heartstopper premieres on August 3, 2023 on Netflix and season 3 has been confirmed.