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. and countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The hashtag #heartbreakhigh has also amassed over 300 million views on TikTok.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, producer Carly Heaton said the global response has been “absolutely overwhelming”.

“I had to step away from the Internet for a few days, because there was just so much coming in — particularly locally. But it’s all been phenomenal. We had a great critical response, which we were really happy about. But I’ve always got this fear in the back of my mind: “critical success, commercial failure,”” she explained.

” So after we got some good reviews, I still sort of kept quietly to myself, but then it just totally took off on Netflix. This is the first time an Australian scripted show has had the ability to go out on a platform globally like this. Netflix kept warning us, but I don’t think we were prepared for what that would be like.

“You know, kids finding my number and email and hitting me up with calls to tell me how much they love it. It’s been absolutely overwhelming — in the most delightful of ways.”

The first season of Heartbreak High is streaming worldwide on Netflix.