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Netflix Announces Reboot Of Nineties Teen Drama Heartbreak High

Gregory Robinson

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Netflix Announces Reboot Of Nineties Teen Drama Heartbreak High

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Netflix has announced it will be making a reboot of the popular 1990s hit teen drama Heartbreak High.

The original show explored the coming-of-age stories of a group of students at Hartley High school.

The fictional school was in a multicultural area in Sydney and at the time it aired, between 1994 to 1999, the show was considered quite gritty.

Its hard-hitting and realistic storylines, which included cults, experimenting with drugs, homelessness, teen pregnancy and racism, were praised for their frankness and honesty.

Netflix Announces Reboot Of Nineties Teen Drama Heartbreak High
Netflix Announces Reboot Of Nineties Teen Drama Heartbreak High

In later seasons, the show sifted emphasis away from the school setting to the students' home life and their time spent at the local hangout spot known as the "Shark Pool".

It aired on the BBC in the UK, entertaining 90's kids across the nation for over 200 episodes.

The show itself is a spin-off of the popular Australian feature film The Heartbreak Kid, which starred Alex Dimitriades and Claudia Karvan. Alex returned to play Nick in Heartbreak High.

In the film, Claudia plays a 22-year-old teacher, Christina who meets Nick in her Greek class and the two fall in love and begin to rebel.

Heartbreak High is a spin off from the 1993 Australian film The Heartbreak Kid (Credit: Village Roadshow)
Heartbreak High is a spin off from the 1993 Australian film The Heartbreak Kid (Credit: Village Roadshow)

Que Minh Luu, Netflix's new head of originals in Australia, commissioned the reboot. She said in an official statement: "The new Heartbreak High is for young people in Australia today, showcasing their stories, senses of humour and aesthetics to the world, and reminding everyone that they are much, much cooler than us.

"It's also for the 90s kids, fans of the original series who remember what it's like to feel understood by a TV show, then racking off."

Last month, Netflix released all seven seasons of the original show for fans to binge before the reboot lands in 2022.

It now seems like Netflix were warming fans up for the good news as well as attracting a few more new fans along the way, who may have been enticed by the Australian setting and the 90s attire. Who doesn't love the 90s?!

All seven seasons of Heartbreak High can be streamed on Netflix now.

Topics: 90s, TV and Film, TV News, Nostalgia, Netflix

Gregory Robinson
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