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Netflix renews LGBTQ+ series Heartbreak High for season 2

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Heartbreak High has been renewed for a second season. Netflix announced the news on Wednesday (19 October). A reimagining of the classic Australian drama of the same name, Heartbreak High follows the story of Amerie (Ayesha Madon), a student at Hartley High who becomes a pariah when a map she co-created with her ex-best friend Harper (Asher Yasbincek) is discovered, detailing all of the sexual exploits at the school.

The students are subsequently forced to attend a sexual education course covering topics such as substance abuse, consent and discrimination.

The first season was met with widespread critical acclaim for its authentic LGBTQ+ representation, with the inclusion of queer and non-binary student Darren Rivers (James Majoos), autistic lesbian Quinni Gallagher-Jones (Chloe Hayden) and her partner Sasha So (Gemma Chua-Tran), bisexual basketball player Malaki Mitchell (Thomas Weatherall), asexual eshay Douglas “Ca$h” Piggott (Will McDonald) and bisexual musician Dusty Reid (Joshua Heuston).

Heartbreak High was an immediate success for Netflix, spending three weeks on the streamer’s global top 10 list and reaching the top 10 in over 43 countries, including the U.S.

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