Netflix and Fremantle Australia are calling for applicants to participate in an expanded trainee attachment program which will take place during production of Season 2 of “Heartbreak High”.
The program will support five entry-level attachments with paid positions across various departments including production, accounting, editing, locations, costumes, and hair and makeup.
In addition, Netflix will support one director’s attachment as a professional accelerator attachment.
All of the “Heartbreak High” Season 2 attachments will have a designated supervisor, with oversight from the head of department.
Successful applicants will need to be available throughout principal photography between May 29 and Aug. 29.
Season 2 of “Heartbreak High” will be produced ny Fremantle Australia and NewBe.
The series is a reimagining of the iconic show of the same name from the 1990s.
For Season 1, it was billed as “an all-new Australian drama inspired by the original ’90s series, but totally reimagined for a new generation”.
The original ran for seven seasons and was broadcast in over 70 countries including the U.K., U.S., Germany, Argentina, Mexico, India and Indonesia.
Hannah Carroll Chapman, the creator of the new iteration of the show, said she was inspired by the original series, but the new version had since taken on a life of its own.
“I was so obsessed with “Heartbreak High”… It’s iconic. The characters were so memorable… And it was so Australian. It was so particularly Australian – of us,” she said earlier this year at the Screen Forever conference.
“I think part of the thing that we thought a lot about in terms of the original, was that it was chaotic and also hopeful and something – it was a world in which you wanted as a young person to live in. And we wanted to capture the essence of that.
“I think when we first started putting it together, we wanted a huge amount of legacy characters and I think we’ve moved a bit away from that. I mean there still are, but we also, in talking to Netflix and Fremantle, we wanted this to be its own show that belonged to teens, that wasn’t just this show that exists for old-school fans.
“So I’m hoping that there’s a nice balance there, that people who love the original show feel the essence of that show and have these nice Easter eggs popping up, but that it’s very much for a younger generation.”