Heartbreak High on Netflix
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Heartbreak High on Netflix announces season 2 cast

Heartbreak High on Netflix – Oi, they’re back! A new era of Heartbreak High is on the horizon, with production of the second season in full swing and two new cast members enrolling at Hartley High. 

  • Fresh Faces: Sam Rechner [he/him] will play Rowan Callaghan, an unassuming country boy with a dry wit and a passion for classic cinema who finds himself thrown headfirst into the chaos of Hartley High and a truly epic love triangle, and Kartanya Maynard [she/her] is Zoe Clarke, an opinionated celibacy advocate who, along with her gang of Puriteens, threatens to bring down the SLT class from within.
    • Sam had a breakout role in Steven Spielberg’s biographical feature film The Fabelmans, and starred opposite Jane Seymour and Jacqueline McKenzie in Ruby’s Choice. 
    • Kartanya is a Trawlwoolway woman of Nipaluna/Hobart in Utruwita/Tasmania, and has appeared in Deadloch, The Messenger, and Gold Diggers.


  • Returning Cast: 2023 Logie nominees Ayesha Madon, Chloé Hayden and Thomas Weatherall as well as James Majoos, Asher Yasbincek, Will McDonald, Gemma Chua-Tran, Sherry-Lee Watson, Bryn Chapman Parish, Josh Heuston, Brodie Townsend, Chika Ikogwe and Rachel House. 
  • Logline: The flies are buzzing, the ibis are raiding the bins, and the sun shines down on our favourite “lowest ranking school in the district” — Hartley High. Students stream through the gates and all our heroes are back for a second term — threesomes, chlamydia and burning cars a distant memory — it seems possible that everyone’s done a bit of growing up over the Term 1 holidays…
  • Produced by Fremantle Australia and NewBe, Season 2 of Heartbreak High began filming in June in Sydney (Gadigal, Dharug, Dharawal and Ku-ring-gai lands), Australia, with all the SLT favourites returning after a tumultuous start to the school year. 
  • The first season earned a passionate worldwide following for its honest depiction of what today’s teenagers face: from first love, sex, trauma, break ups to inclusivity, sexuality, neurodiversity, and the besties (or frenemies) who get them through it all.

Since the series premiered on 14 September 2022, it:

  • Was nominated at the 2023 Logie Awards for Most Popular Drama, Most Popular New Talent (Ayesha Madon, Chloé Hayden) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Thomas Weatherall)
  • Won at the 2022 AACTA for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Thomas Weatherall), Best Screenplay in Television and Best Costume Design in Television, and won three Audience Choice Awards for Best TV Show, Best Actor (Bryn Chapman-Parish), and Best Actress (Chloé Hayden).
  • Spent five weeks in Australia’s top 10 TV shows on Netflix and three weeks in global top 10 TV shows on Netflix (hitting #6, #5, #8 and amassing over 42.6M hours viewed in the three weeks )
  • Reached top 10 shows in over 43 countries around the world on Netflix including US, Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Popped off on TikTok where #heartbreakhigh has amassed over 700m views

Season 2 of Heartbreak High will hit Netflix in 2024. 

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