Leila Khan has joined as Sahar Zahid, a Higgs school student; Jack Barton plays David Nelson, Nick’s older brother; Bradley Riches takes on the role of James McEwan, a Truham school student; and Nima Taleghani plays Mr Farouk, a Truham school teacher.
Newcomer Khan won the role of Sahar after a nation-wide open casting call. This is her first professional acting role.
Riches was in the first season playing the role of a student, but now is in the named role of James for Season 2.
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The new cast members join the returning cast: Kit Connor as Nick, Joe Locke as Charlie, Yasmin Finney as Elle, William Gao as Tao, Corinna Brown as Tara, Kizzy Edgell as Darcy, Sebastian Croft as Ben,