Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco says he loves the show’s reboot and rejects criticism that it’s ‘too awake’
Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco gave his approval to the Netflix reboot this week.
The 47-year-old actor appeared on the TV Blackbox podcast and resolutely said he thought the new series was “amazing.”
The Two Hands actor also dismissed claims that the show would be too “awake.”
Original Heartbreak High star Salvatore Coco (pictured in the series with co-star Ada Nicodemou) gave his approval to the Netflix reboot this week
He said: ‘I thought it was fantastic. There were concerns that it would be too “awake” and overpowering with LGBT views.
‘But no, it touched the subjects and was not in your face. It was very subtle,’ he added.
Salvatore said that while Netflix would never be able to completely recreate the hit ’90s show, he was a fan of “the approach they’ve taken with the reboot.”
Salvatore firmly said he “loved the new series.” Pictured: The reboot cast
He concluded by saying, ‘It’s a new fresh look at it with new people, I really like it.’
Salvatore played the role of high school con man Con Bordino in the original series from 1994 to 1997.
Heartbreak High was the popular 1990s teen drama series in which students addressed racism, human rights and other real-life issues in the fictional Hartley High.
Salvatore (pictured in 2019) dismissed claims the reboot was too ‘awake’, saying it was ‘not in your face’
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that they would be reviving it for a new generation.
The reboot has been described as a “wakeful” update to 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, “It is a long-held dream to make Heartbreak High for the current generation of Australians.”
Original cast members of the 90s mega-hit Heartbreak High, including (behind) 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 1990s teen drama series in which students tackled racism, human rights, and other real-life issues. Riot Hunt, Lara Cox and Callan Mulvey are pictured during their days at Heartbreak High