School is in session for the young cast of Netflix’s Heartbreak High reboot, with production on the eight-part series underway in Sydney.
Ayesha Madon, James Majoos, Chloe Hayden, and Asher Yasbincek lead the new generation of students at Hartley High, with the teen drama set to premiere on the streamer in 2022.
Madon plays Amerie, a student who becomes the school pariah following a discovery that also causes a public rift with her ride-or-die Harper (Yasbincek). With her new friends – outsiders Quinni (Hayden) and Darren (Majoos) – Amerie must repair her reputation, while navigating love, sex, and heartbreak.
The cast is rounded out by Thomas Weatherall, Josh Heuston, Will McDonald, Gemma Chua-Tran, Rachel House, Chika Ikogwe, Sherry-Lee Watson, Bryn Chapman-Parish, and Brodie Townsend.
Creator Hannah Carroll Chapman writes alongside Matthew Whittet, Marieke Hardy, Meyne Wyatt, Thomas Wilson White, and Natesha Somasundaram, with Megan Palinkas serving as script producer.
Gracie Otto is set up director, working with Neil Sharma, Jessie Oldfield, and Adam Murfet.
Chris Oliver-Taylor and Carly Heaton will serve as executive producers for Fremantle, which is producing with Dutch company NewBe, while Sarah Freemanis producer, and Anna Curtis is associate producer. Fremantle’s Ana Jimenez is a development executive on the series.
In a statement, Oliver-Taylor and Heaton said they couldn’t wait to “take Australia to the world” through the series.
“Heartbreak High allowed a generation of Aussie teens, us included, to see themselves represented on TV for the first time, it was brash, fun, uniquely Australian and an international hit,” they said.