Nineties Heartbreak High star Jeremy Lindsay Taylor says the Netflix reboot is long overdue – and reveals he’s open to a cameo in the teen drama
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor stars as the father of Eric Bana’s younger self in murder mystery film, The Dry.
And the 47-year-old is not opposed to returning to his roots on Heartbreak High in a ‘dad role’ when Netflix reboots the show in 2022.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, Jeremy said he thought the iconic show’s revival was long overdue.
Heartbreak High star Jeremy Lindsay Taylor believes Netflix reboot is long overdue – and says he’s open to a surprise cameo in the 2022 teen series. Pictured at Sydney’s The Dry premiere
Jeremy had a long-running role as sporty, good-looking and broody student Kurt Peterson in Heartbreak High between 1997 to 1999.
‘It’s about time really… it’s such a good show and it was really important show in our nationality and for kids. It’s a great show for teenagers in particular.
‘It really hit on issues that teenagers go through and they don’t really have anything like that to watch. I think it is very timely.’
Jeremy’s character on the show had an alcoholic father and was once put in hospital after an altercation with another male student.
Remember him? Jeremy (right) had a long-running role as sporty, good-looking and broody student Kurt Peterson in Heartbreak High between 1997 to 1999
‘It really hit on issues that teenagers go through and they don’t really have anything like that to watch. I think it is very timely’: Jeremy said it was ‘about time’ a local show that tackled real-life issues for teens came back to Australia’s screens
The popular nineties teen drama series saw students tackling racism, human rights and other real-life issues, at the fictional Hartley High.
The drama, that ran from 1994 to 1999 on Channel Ten and the ABC, launched the careers of Home and Away’s Ada Nicodemou and Captain America’s Callan Mulvey.
Jeremy says he’s remained in contact with many if his former co-stars, including Callin (Bogdan Drazic), Putu Winchester (Dennis Klinsmann) and Scott Major (Peter Rivers).
In fact, Jeremy worked with Scott last year when his former co-star was a director on Channel 10’s Playing For Keeps.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced an eight episode reboot for 2022, that promises to be for today’s younger generation.
Reboot: Netflix announced a reboot of popular nineties teen drama Heartbreak High for 2022 that promises to be for today’s younger generation. Pictured are some of the original actors
New role: Jeremy plays the father of Eric Bana’s (pictured) character during younger flashbacks in the big-screen adaptation of best-selling murder mystery The Dry
The big-screen adaptation of best-selling murder mystery The Dry will open on New Year’s Day, having been pushed back from its original August release date due to coronavirus shutdowns.
Jeremy plays the father of Eric Bana’s character during flashbacks where a younger Aaron is portrayed by up-and-coming star Joe Klocek, 25.
Author Jane Harper told Daily Mail Australia she was thrilled with the outcome of the film and thought it definitely has done the novel justice.
‘It is a very sensitive and faithful version of the book, I think,’ she said, hinting that a sequel is hopefully on its way.
The movie is produced by Made up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky.
The Dry hits theatres from January 1, 2021
Coming soon: The Dry hits theatres from January 1, 2021