ASK ANYONE IN THEIR THIRTIES AND THEY’LL KNOW HEARTBREAK HIGH. AFTER TWO DECADES, GET READY FOR THE REBOOT!
In the 1990s, Heartbreak High was the gritty, youthful, must-see teen drama watched by over 10 million viewers worldwide in over 30 countries. Set in the fictional inner-city Sydney school Hartley High, it tackled everything from sex, drugs and crime, to multiculturalism, racism and growing up, all with an unflinching realism that made it a cult institution.
Life has changed a lot since then – gender identity, body issues, social politics, online life, and climate breakdown have only made life more complicated. Today’s audiences want to see those issues reflected in their on-screen drama. 2021’s Heartbreak High Reboot will deliver. A fresh, new cast will bring to life with realism and honesty the stories that matter most to young adults today. Unmissable drama for a whole new generation.
The forced merger of two local state-run schools (one neglected and one well funded) will light a match, and the collision of worlds – cultural, social and familial – will fan the flames. Heartbreak High 2021 will delve into the lives of a diverse group of young adults in pres- ent-day Australia as they live, love, and learn what it is to survive in a turbulent adult world.