What Will The Reboot Be About?
Speaking to The Guardian, Netflix's director of originals in Australia, Que Minh Luu, shared hopes the new series will tell the story of Australian teens today. “We really haven’t had something as gritty and adult for a teen show like that since. There just hasn’t really been a space for it,” Luu said.
While the series will be inspired by its predecessor, it's not going to be a "facsimile of the original," Luu told The Sydney Morning Herald. “We want to give this new generation their own version. Australian teens haven’t had their stories told in this way for a long time."
According to Luu, the reboot will take into account the new stresses faced by teens in Australia today—hoping to touch on everything from the global pandemic, bushfires, economic insecurity and the climate crisis.
“We’ve only just started,” she explained. “But what I will say is that there is a recognition that this generation of young person is more active and socially conscious about those sorts of issues. And we would, of course, want to reflect that."
Who Has Been Cast In The Heartbreak High Reboot?
Casting has yet to begin on the eight-episode original series, and it's unclear if any of the original cast will reprise their roles.
When Will The Heartbreak High Reboot Air?
Netflix has announced the Heartbreak High reboot will be launched globally on Netflix as a Netflix Original series in 2022.