Say “hello”, everyone. Netflix didn’t just announce that on Thursday heart stopper had started production on season 2, but four actors had been added to the cast of the most enchanting teenage romance. (And we don’t use the word “enchanting” lightly; see here.)
The first among the newbies is Leila Khan, who will make her professional acting debut after winning the role of Higgs student Sahar Zahid in an open casting. Bradley Riches, who played a Truham student in Season 1, will play a Truham student again in Season 2, only the student will now have a name: James McEwan.
Unless we miss our mark, the romantic life of our beloved Mr. Ajayi about to take a turn with the cast of Nima Taleghani as fellow Truham teacher Mr. farouk. And last but not least, Jack Barton is tapped to play David Nelson, who seems destined to become the most hated character since Ben and Harry.
Why is that? Nick’s older brother, barely mentioned in Season 1, has been called “a biphobic a–hole” by none other than Alice Oseman, on whose graphic novels her series is based. So it looks like classmates Nick and Charlie aren’t going to be boyfriends sooner—officially and confirmed (read our recap of the season 1 season finale here)—or they’re facing yet another foe.Read:House of the Dragon: Larys reminds viewers of Game of Thrones character Littlefinger as new villain emerges in episode 6
David is Nick’s older brother by four years. he hasn’t appeared in Heartstopper yet because he’s in college. he’s a biphobic bastard.
— Alice Oseman updates (@AliceOseman) October 6, 2017
Below are Tobie Donovan (Isaac), Evan Ovenell (Truham rugby boy Christian), Taleghani, Cormac Hyde-Corrin (Harry), Barton, Khan, Joe Locke (Charlie), Kit Connor (Nick), Rhea Norwood (Imogen), Jenny Walser (Tori), Kizzy Edgell (Darcy), Corinna Brown (Tara), Yasmin Finney (Elle), Momo Yeung (Tao’s mother Yan) and William Gao (Tao).
As previously reported, all of the YA drama leads are returning for season 2, including Sebastian Croft (Ben), who is MIA above. In May, Netflix renewed the show for both a second season and a junior season. Share your thoughts/hopes/concerns about the incoming characters in the comments below.Read:‘Chicago Med’: Yaya DaCosta Returns, Guy Lockard, Sarah Rafferty Exit