Netflix’s Heartstopper season 2 begins production

Netflix has announced that production on the long-awaited second season of Cardiac arrester has officially begun. The popular coming-of-age romantic comedy has also welcomed four new cast members who will join returning leads Joe Locke and Kit Connor. This includes Leila Khan as Sahar Zahid, Jack Barton as Nick’s older brother David Nelson, Bradley Riches as James McEwan and Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk.

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Cardiac arrester is based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name. The series was written and created by Oseman and is described as a celebration of queer love, friendship and joy.

“Boy meets boy,” reads the synopsis. “Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet in high school, they soon find their unlikely friendship blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the eternally relatable journey of self-discovery and acceptance and support each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves

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It stars Kit Connor as Nick, Joe Locke as Charlie, Yasmine Finney as Elle Argent, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, William Gao as Tao Xu and Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson. Joining them are Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Fisayo Akinade and Chetna Pandya, with Stephen Fry and Olivia Colman.

Cardiac arrester was directed by Euros Lyn. It comes from See-Saw Films.

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