Heartbreak High gets a Netflix reboot.
The streamer has ordered eight new episodes of the series to be filmed in New South Wales, but will not debut until 2022.
It is not yet clear whether the new recurrence of Heart breaking high will be a remake, restart or extension of the original series. No casting decisions have been made.
The Australian High School series was the backbone of the 1990s, a soap opera drama about love teenagers and young adults adapting to the stories of children who had more interesting lives than their own.
There were more than 200 episodes from 1994 to 1999, first on Channel 10 and then on ABC. His first few seasons featured Alex Dimitriades and Abby Tucker, and later team members such as Kalan Mulvi and Lara Cox became local teen icons. Nobody waved an eyebrow ring like Drazic – sorry, Dylan Luis.
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The original series has just appeared in the Netflix library, whetting the appetite for a new installment.
The director of Netflix in Australia, Kew Min Lu, said in a statement: “We have not had a rebellious Australian YA series on screen since the original. Heart breaking high, so this is quite late.
“New Heart breaking high is for young people in Australia today to feel seen – to show their stories, their sense of humor and aesthetics to the world and to remind everyone that they are much, much cooler than us.
“It’s also for kids in the ’90s, fans of the original series who remember what it was like to feel understood from a TV show and then play around.
“This Netflix show will be ours and we can’t wait to get started.”
The new series is produced by Fremantle Australia and the Dutch production company NewBe.
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The series is the latest Netflix local commission whose Australian production is involved The tides, Madmen, Special comedies by Hannah Gadsby and Izzy Koala World. Upcoming productions include drama series Clickbait, animated film Back to the outside and a biographical book based on the memoirs of sailor Essessica Watson, True Spirit.
The move comes at a time when the Australian government is considering reforms that could impose a content quota (based on revenue percentage) on international streamers operating in this market.
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