Heartstopper is a coming-of-age romance television series developed for Netflix based on the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman.
The story revolves around Charlie Spring, who is openly gay and has a small group of friends who are borderline outcasts. His life changes when he meets Nick Nelson, the school’s cute star player on the rugby team. Nick is believed to be straight, so Charlie’s feelings seem futile at first, but it is difficult for him to just forget him. Eventually, they come close, and that’s when the problems and obstacles in their love story begin. The story is all about these two teens navigating their way through the homophobic people in society.
The story looks promising, and when it comes to queer YA series, Netflix usually gets things right, just like in the case of Sex Education. It’ll be interesting to watch how these boys will face the problems in their relationship, and is there a happily ever after for them?
Here’s everything else you need to know about Heartstopper.
Heartstopper Release Date
Heartstopper is all set to release on April 22, 2022. Heartstopper is a Netflix original series, which means you will need a subscription to the streaming service to watch it. The teaser for the series has already been released by Netflix.
Check out the teaser below:
Netflix has released the trailer for Heartstopper recently, and it looks promising. Have a look:
Check out the trailer below:
The trailer is so heartwarming and the chemistry between the main characters is off the charts! The trailer also focuses on the obstacles queer people must face while trying to find out who they are, just like in Charlie’s and Nick’s case, which comes in the shape of judgment from their friends and family and the cruel expectations of what it means to be a man and masculinity. We’re very excited to finally watch something cute and light yet revolutionary.
Here’s the official synopsis,
Teens Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship might be something more as they navigate school and young love in this coming-of-age series.
The story focuses on two boys, Charlie and Nick. Charlie is an openly gay man who is trying to deal with his identity in his school. He meets rugby player Nick, who’s a new classmate, and sparks fly. Charlie loves Nick, but Nick seems to be straight. However, Charlie feels the tension between them, and he will not give up without a fight. The series will revolve around these two boys trying to find love in a judgemental society.
In April 2021, it was announced that newcomer Joe Locke would lead the series as Charlie Spring. The announcement also revealed that Kit Connor, who played a young Elton John in Rocketman and voiced Pantalaimon in His Dark Materials, would play Nick Nelson. This series will have many other characters, including William Gao as Tao, Yasmin Finney as Elle, and Kizzy Edgell as Darcy. The cast is also joined by Corinna Brown as Tara and Jenny Walser as Tori Spring. Sebastian Croft, who has made appearances on popular series such as Game of Thrones and Doom Patrol, will play Ben Hope.
How many episodes will be there in Heartstopper?
The first season of the show will consist of 8 episodes of roughly 30 minutes each.
Where to watch Heartstopper?
Heartstopper will be available to watch on Netflix on April 22.