We’re all excited for the comeback of Nick and Charlie with the return of ‘Heartstopper’ in August, but what are we supposed to expect from our favorite teen schoolboys in the second season?
Well, it’s going to be “different” as the characters will go through “tough times,” according to author Alice Oseman. Season 2 is going to be more mature, and Nick and Charlie’s journey as a new couple won’t be smooth sailing. In an interview with RadioTimes, Oseman revealed that there will be “more tension and drama because” the story has been “slowed down.”
For Nick, while he has come to terms with his sexuality in the first season, and his mother has been really supportive about it, in the upcoming season, it will be a bit difficult. Oseman said that as Nick tries and wants to come out to the world, he will be “faced with his nasty brother, his mostly absent father, and his laddy mates.” Nick’s older brother, David Nelson, to be played by Jack Barton, will reveal his biphobia when he learns of Nick being bisexual and that he’s dating Charlie.
Charlie, on the other hand, would be there to give support to Nick, but he himself will have his own challenges. He ends up neglecting his own feelings and mental health. Joe Locke, the actor who plays Charlie, described his character for the “more mature” second season as going on “more of a journey.”
Still, Oseman assured fans that everything will still end well. “No matter the challenges ahead for the Heartstopper gang,” they said, “we all know that they’ll be okay in the end!”
‘Heartstopper’ Season 2 will return to Netflix on August 3.