Heartbreak High, Netflix’s teen Australian revival, premiered in September 2022, but will it return for a second season? We haven’t received official news on the future, but according to sources, the show will return. Here’s all we know so far about the second season of Heartbreak High on Netflix. Heartbreak High, a reboot of the 1990s show (accessible in full in most Netflix territories throughout the world), is a modernised high school romantic drama analogous to Netflix’s previous titles in the genre, such as Elite and this year’s Heartstopper. The series was first announced in December 2020 and was eventually released on September 14th, 2022. It was met with widespread critical acclaim, with many reviewers noting the variety of the cast, which included people of all ethnicities, genders, and disabilities.
How popular is Heartbreak High on Netflix?
The programme only made it as far as #5 in Australia in the early going before peaking at #1 on September 21 and 22, followed by a decline. Heatmap showing the areas of the world where the show did the best. Naturally, Australia and New Zealand had the biggest numbers, but South Africa and Eastern European nations also did well. Moving on, the absence of Heartbreak High from Netflix’s top 10 site in week 1 suggests that the audience size was lower than 12.22M. This prompted us to write that Heartbreak High was regarded as a failure. The show’s popularity on social media increased viewership, and it later appeared in the top 10 for weeks two and three, with an especially strong hold from the second to third week:
September 18th, 2022 to September 25th, 2022 18,250,000 Hours viewed (M) and week top 1
September 25th, 2022 to October 2nd, 2022 14,880,000 (-18%) Hours viewed (M) and week top 2
Has Heartbreak High been renewed or cancelled by Netflix?
As you can see from the chart above, the show had a difficult time gaining traction outside of Australia on Netflix. There were undoubtedly numerous factors contributing to this (not the least of which was the show’s representatives deliberately discouraging coverage), yet despite this early setback, the series found an audience. The series had been given a boost thanks to TikTok, according to Michael Sun of The Guardian (who previously served as the culture editor at Netflix Australia). This phenomena has been known to enhance shows like Ginny & Georgia and Purple Hearts. The show has 12.5 billion views on TikTok as of the time of publication, which probably attracted viewers to Netflix. The Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph announced on October 2nd that the programme had been renewed for a second season. When we contacted Netflix, they said “at this moment” they had nothing to confirm. The future of the show appears promising for the time being, but we’re still awaiting formal confirmation.