Every fan of LGBTQ dramas is going to love the news we are about to just share. Described as “the queer graphic novel wished we had at high school” by the Gay Times, following a beautiful and thoughtful story of love, life, and friendship while dealing with issues such as coming out and Charlie’s mental illness, Heartstopper, which originally launched as a webcomic is all set to release soon, and here is everything you need to know about it.
Heartstopper Release Date
Directed by the award-winning director Euros Lyn, whose credits include Sherlock, Doctor Who, Daredevil, and Damilola: Our Loved Boy, Heartstopper recently confirmed its release on April 22, 2022.
Happy Heartstopper month!!! Only 3 weeks until the show releases… 🍂 pic.twitter.com/xsSGO5Xoer
— Alice Oseman Updates (@AliceOseman) April 1, 2022
Do we have a trailer for Heartstopper?
We don’t have a trailer as of now, but Netflix confirmed the release of the series with a teaser, and you can watch it here:
How many episodes will be there in Heartstopper?
Heartstopper would be having a total of 8 episodes running for 30 minutes each.
What is the expected plot of Heartstopper?
This British coming-of-age romance drama based on the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman tells the story of two British teens, Nick Nelson (soft-hearted rugby player) and Charlie Spring (openly gay overthinker), at an all-boys grammar school.
Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring’s friendship quickly starts to grow into something else after one day when they are made to sit together. Here, Charlie starts to develop feelings for Nick but keenly believes that he doesn’t really have a chance with Nick which turns out to be wrong. This emotionally charged series covering topics like love, friendship, loyalty, and mental illness is a celebration of young queer love in all its forms.
It is believed that the casting call of the show saw the auditions of over ten thousand people and finally concluded its cast as follows:
- Joe Locke as Charlie Spring
- Kit Connor as Nick Nelson
- William Gao as Tao Xu
- Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent
- Corinna Brown as Tara Jones
- Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson
- Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope
- Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene
- Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney
- Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson
- Jenny Walser as Tori Spring
- Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi
- Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh
- Alan Turkington as Mr. Lange
The cast of the show also heard praises from the writer Alice Oseman, as he said, “We’ve found an incredibly talented group of young actors who are all super passionate about bringing this story to life. I’ve been able to spend lots of time with them to talk about the characters, their arcs, and their importance to the story, and I know that each actor will shine.”
Where can you watch Heartstopper?
All 8 episodes of Heartstopper will be available on Netflix. Therefore, all that you need for watching the series is a Netflix membership.