Nearly a month after Heartstopper made its successful series debut, Netflix officially renewed the popular coming-of-age romance comedy for two more seasons. The 8-episode first season garnered a lot of love from both critics and viewers alike by reaching Netflix’s Top Ten list in 54 countries.
“I hope that it just makes people smile and brightens their day — but I also hope that it inspires, particularly, young queer people to believe that they can find happiness and find romance and find friendship,” creator Alice Oseman said in a statement.
“We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true,” adds executive producer Patrick Walters. “I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people. Stay tuned!”
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Heartstopper is based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name. Written and created by Oseman, the series is described as a celebration of queer love, friendship, and joy.
“Boy meets boy,” reads the synopsis. “Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick, and their circle of friends must navigate the ever-relatable journey of self-discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves
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It stars Kit Connor as Nick, Joe Locke as Charlie, Yasmine Finney as Elle Argent, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, William Gao as Tao Xu, and Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson. Joining them are Jenny Walser, Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Fisayo Akinade, and Chetna Pandya, with Stephen Fry and Olivia Colman.
Heartstopper was directed by Euros Lyn. It hails from See-Saw Films.