Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco says he loves the show’s reboot and dismisses criticism that it’s ‘too woke’
Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco this week gave the Netflix reboot his tick of approval.
The 47-year-old actor appeared on the TV Blackbox podcast and decisively said he ‘loved’ the new series.
The Two Hands actor also dismissed claims about the show being too ‘woke‘.
Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco (pictured on the series with co-star Ada Nicodemou) this week gave the Netflix reboot his tick of approval
He said: ‘I thought it was fantastic. There were concerns about it being too “woke” and too predominant with the LGBT points of view.
‘But no, it touched on the topics and wasn’t in your face. It was quite subtle,’ he added.
Salvatore said while Netflix would never be able to fully recreate the hit 90s show, he was a fan of ‘the approach they have taken with the reboot.’
Salvatore decisively said he ‘loved’ the new series. Pictured: The reboot cast
He concluded by saying: ‘It’s a new fresh take on it with new people, I really like it.’
Salvatore played high school hustler Con Bordino on the original series from 1994 – 1997.
Heartbreak High was the popular nineties teen drama series that saw students tackling racism, human rights and other real-life issues, at the fictional Hartley High.
Salvatore (pictured in 2019) dismissed claims about the reboot being too ‘woke’ and said it ‘wasn’t in your face’
Earlier this year Netflix announced they would revive it for a new generation.
The reboot has been described as a ‘woke’ update of the ’90s high school drama that made Callan Mulvey and Ada Nicodemou household names.
According to Que Minh Luu, Netflix’s Director of Content in Australia and New Zealand, ‘Making Heartbreak High for today’s generation of Australians has been a long-standing dream.’
Original cast members of the 90s mega-hit Heartbreak High including (back) Barbara Gouskos, Danny Raco, Lara Cox, Abi Tucker, (front) Hugh Baldwin, Scott Major and Rel Hunt all appeared at the premiere of the Heartbreak High reboot in Sydney earlier this month
Heartbreak High was the popular nineties teen drama series that saw students tackling racism, human rights and other real-life issues. Rel Hunt, Lara Cox and Callan Mulvey are pictured during their days on Heartbreak High