Heartstopper season 2: release date, plot, recaps, trailer and everything we know

Heartstopper season 2: Joe Locke and Kit Connor in Paris
Charlie and Nick head to Paris in season 2. (Image credit: Netflix)

Heartstopper is the latest Netflix series that fans are obsessed with, telling the story of Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor), two teenage boys who fall in love despite their differences. 

If you're reading this guide you no doubt want even more from Charlie and Nick, who won the hearts of viewers all over the world in Heartstopper season 1 as they came to terms with their own identities, sexualities and, most importantly, feelings for each other, resulting in a sweet ending that's left plenty of room for another installment.

Want to know more about the new season? Here's everything we know about Heartstopper season 2...

Heartstopper season 2 release date

Heartstopper season 2 arrived on Netflix on Thursday, August 3. All episodes dropped at the same time making it the perfect binge-worthy series this summer.

Heartstopper season 2 cast

Tao and Elle at the cinema in Heartstopper

Tao and Elle at the cinema in Heartstopper. (Image credit: Netflix)

Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, and Olivia Colman are all back for the second season.

So that's all of our favorites and exciting news for fans who were hoping to see continuations across many different character arcs.

Heartstopper season 2 plot

Joe Locke in Heartstopper

Joe Locke in Heartstopper. (Image credit: Netflix)

Heartstopper fans were left with a lovely end scene at the end of season 1, after Charlie and Nick agree to become 'official', declaring that they were boyfriends and would go public after several weeks of uncertainty, bullying and stress.

Netflix has teased the plot for the latest series which is: "Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges and Tao and Elle work out if they can ever be more than just friends. With exams on the horizon, a school trip to Paris and a prom to plan, the gang has a lot to juggle as they journey through the next stages of life, love and friendship."

Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent in Heartstopper.

Elle Argent seems to be developing feelings for Tao... (Image credit: Netflix)

Heartstopper season 2 clips

Netflix has revealed the opening scene for Heartstopper season 2 along with details about all the episodes. You can watch that below:

Heartstopper season 2 episode titles

The titles for all 8 episodes were revealed in a social media post earlier this year. Netflix have confirmed that they are: Out, Family, Promise, Challenge, Heat, Truth/Dare, Sorry, and Perfect.

Here are our recaps on all the episodes in season 2 if you want to find out what happens in each one...

See more

Is there a trailer?

Yes, we have a trailer for season 2! 

It's almost three minutes long and gives us a proper taste of what to expect, so take a look below...

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress