Netflix ‘renewed Heartbreak High for a second season’ after the Australian ’90s reboot became a global hit
Netflix has quietly renewed the Australian reboot of Heartbreak High for a second season, according to reports.
According to The Sunday Telegraph, bosses at the streaming giant are keen to capitalize on the resounding success of Heartbreak High, after it became a global hit on the platform.
The hit, which was inspired by the iconic 1990s series of the same name, reached the world’s sixth most streamed show on the streaming giant, reaching top ten status in 43 countries around the world.
Heartbreak High has been renewed for a second season after becoming a worldwide hit for Netflix, according to a report from the Sunday Telegraph. Pictured: The cast of the Heartbreak High reboot
The series, which is set in an Australian high school, had 18,250,000 hours of viewing in the past week alone.
The series is most popular in Australia, Britain, America and parts of Africa.
The series’ rapid success silenced those who criticized the show prematurely because its diverse cast made it seem “too woke”.
Netflix announced earlier this year that it was reviving the show for a new generation. (Pictured: Original Heartbreak High cast members Rel Hunt, Lara Cox and Callan Mulvey)
Although the cast features racially mixed, non-binary, and even autistic characters, the strong storylines and sharp writing mean it’s far from a mere showcase of diversity.
The original Heartbreak High was a popular teen drama in the 90s, set in the fictional Hartley High, with storylines tackling racism, human rights, and other real-life issues.
Netflix announced earlier this year that it was reviving the show for a new generation.
The original Heartbreak High was a popular teen drama in the 90s, set in the fictional Hartley High, with storylines tackling racism, human rights, and other real-life issues. It made stars of many young actors, including Ada Nicodemou and Salvatore Coco (pictured)
The reboot had been criticized in some circles as a “woke” update to the 90s high school drama that made Callan Mulvey and Ada Nicodemou household names.
Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco has given the show his endorsement.
‘I thought it was fantastic. It was feared that he was too “woke”. But no, it touched on the topics and wasn’t in your face,’ he said on the Blackbox TV podcast.
The Australian teen drama dropped on September 14, and fans everywhere – including those unfamiliar with the 1990s TV series it’s based on – are hooked on the show.