New cast join Heartbreak High

Sam Rechner and Kartanya Maynard join the cool kids of Hartley High in 2024.

Two new cast members have been announced for Heartbreak High now in production for Netflix.

Sam Rechner [he/him] will play Rowan Callaghan, an unassuming country boy with a dry wit and a passion for classic cinema who finds himself thrown headfirst into the chaos of Hartley High and a truly epic love triangle.

Sam had a breakout role in Steven Spielberg’ The Fabelmans, and starred opposite Jane Seymour and Jacqueline McKenzie in Ruby’s Choice.

Kartanya Maynard [she/her] is Zoe Clarke, an opinionated celibacy advocate who, along with her gang of Puriteens, threatens to bring down the SLT class from within.

Kartanya is a Trawlwoolway woman of Nipaluna/Hobart in Utruwita/Tasmania, and has appeared in Deadloch, The Messenger, and Gold Diggers.

Returning Cast include 2023 Logie nominees Ayesha Madon, Chloé Hayden and Thomas Weatherall as well as James Majoos, Asher Yasbincek, Will McDonald, Gemma Chua-Tran, Sherry-Lee Watson, Bryn Chapman Parish, Josh Heuston, Brodie Townsend, Chika Ikogwe and Rachel House.

The flies are buzzing, the ibis are raiding the bins, and the sun shines down on our favourite “lowest ranking school in the district” — Hartley High. Students stream through the gates and all our heroes are back for a second term — threesomes, chlamydia and burning cars a distant memory — it seems possible that everyone’s done a bit of growing up over the Term 1 holidays…

Produced by Fremantle Australia and NewBe, Season 2 of Heartbreak High began filming in June in Sydney (Gadigal, Dharug, Dharawal and Ku-ring-gai lands), Australia, with all the SLT favourites returning after a tumultuous start to the school year.


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