Heartstopper announces casting call for exciting new role for season 2 – with LGBTQ+ actors encouraged to apply
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 08
If you’ve dreamed of starring in Heartstopper, you could be in luck! (Picture: Netflix/Twitter)

If you’re a Heartstopper fan and you’re an aspiring actor, then this might be the calling you’ve been waiting for.

The coming-of-age Netflix drama with its first season, so much so that it’s – with filming set to start later this year.

Starring Kit Connor as Nick Nelson and Joe Locke as Charlie Spring, Heartstopper follows the rugby lad and his form buddy as they fall in love and embark on a secret relationship – forced to keep it on the down-low since Nick hasn’t yet come out.

It’s an emotional rollercoaster to say the least, but the show – based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman – has acquired millions of fans across the globe.

As production for season 2 fast approaches, casting directors have announced that they’re looking for someone to play an exciting new role.

The casting call, which was posted on social media, shared that the crew are looking for a plus-size actor of British South Asian heritage who identifies as female or non-binary.

They will be playing the role of Sahar Zahid, a character from the comics whom diehard fans were hoping would make an appearance in the next series.

Sahar is 16-years-of age and in year 11 at Higgs school for girls, which is also attended by .

The teen is described as ‘no nonsense, independent, and a little cynical at times.’

Casting directors clarified that Sahar is the only role they will be casting through open auditions, stating that any hopefuls must be available from autumn 2022, suggesting filming is right around the corner!

How can we be in the Heartstopper gang? (Picture: Instagram)

Heartstopper and for taking the care of , adding to the casting call: ‘Needless to say we would like to ensure performers from the LGBTQIA+ community feels inspired to apply along with allies to our community.’

So, if Sahar sounds like the role for you, you can contact the casting team via email, attaching a photo and some information about yourself. Who knows, we might be seeing you on our screens next year?

There is a strict deadline for submissions, with the cut-off point being Monday, July 25 at 6pm.

Successful auditionees are in with the chance of working alongside the actors who’ve been skyrocketed to fame thanks to the show’s success, with Kit tweeting that he is ‘looking forward’ to meeting Sahar, and Yasmin saying she’ll be ‘waiting with open arms’ to welcome the newcomer.

Series 1 of Heartstopper is available to stream now on Netflix.