Heartbreak High in reboot development

Exclusive: Gritty 1990s teen drama, which became a hit around the world, could be making a comeback.

EXCLUSIVE: 1990s teen drama Heartbreak High is in development for a reboot.

TV Tonight can reveal Fremantle is working with the format owners to ready the series for a comeback.

The spin-off of 1990s feature and stage play The Heartbreak Kid was based at the fictional Hartley High and ran for 7 seasons, originally on 10 from 1994 and 1996 then on the ABC between 1997 and 1999.


Originally produced by Gannon Television the groundbreaking drama was filmed in Maroubra, tackling adolescence, romance, racism, drugs, homelessness, delinquency, religion, education, family and more.

The cast featured Alex Dimitriades, Callan Mulvey, Lara Cox, Doris Younane, Salvatore Coco, Abi Tucker, Ada Nicodemou, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Tony Martin, Kym Wilson, Ivar Kants, Jan Adele, Peta Toppano and more.

It also became an international hit, broadcast in over twenty countries throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America.

13 Responses

  1. Yesssss! This is something I’d definitely watch. I’m sure it started on ABC and jumped to 10? But I was a kid and we were spoilt for dramas. E Street, Richmond Hill, A Country Practice and Sons and Daughters (which my Mum never let me watch).

  2. Loved the original Heartbreak High. One of my favourite shows at the time. Such a brilliant cast and storylines. Especially liked Abi Tucker and Alex Dimitriades as Nick and Jodie – they had so much chemistry as a couple. Sadly haven’t seen much of Abi on our screens since -such a pretty girl.

  3. I remember Salvatore Coco was a guest on The Morning Show last year and spoke about how a potential reboot could feature the former cast in the reboot as parents of students at Hartley High. It was a great show with great storylines and characters.

  4. Guessing this will land on Amazon Prime just like Back to the Rafters seeing they’re showing the original Heartbreak High series.

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