Netflix’s upcoming British coming-of-age LGBTQ drama is based on the famous webcomic and graphic novel of a similar title written and illustrated by Alice Oseman.
The series will hit the streaming platform globally on Friday, April 22nd, 2022. It is directed by Euros Lyn, known for his work in projects like Doctor Who, Sherlock, Black Mirror, and Daredevil.
The show’s leading star cast includes Joe Locke, who will be playing the role of Charlie Spring, and Kit Connor, who will play Nick Nelson. We will also see William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Rhea Norwood, Jenny Walser, Fisayo Akinade, Chetna Pandya, and many more.
The plot will tell the story of two boys, Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, who meet at a British all-boys grammar school and grow feelings for each other. What ensues is a lovely and dreamy story of love, life, and friendship while dealing with significant issues such as coming out and Charlie’s mental condition. Both the leading characters have polar opposite personalities, and Charlie is a high-strung, openly gay over-thinker, while Nick is a joyful, soft-hearted rugby player.
The webcomic first arrived on Tumblr and Tapas, where it evolved into an instant hit guiding to Oseman’s first novel, Solitaire, with identical characters. Since then, creator Alice Oseman has publicized three book volumes, with the fourth to be released momentarily.
The project’s executive producer, Patrick Walters, shared his views on the upcoming project. His statement says that the show celebrates “individuality, promotes acceptance and puts a smile on your face.”
The show will have eight episodes, and all of them will be available for streaming upon release. The screentime of each episode will be 30 minutes.
Production for Netflix’s Heartstopper started in late April 2021 and continued until June 2021. The entire series was shot in England. The first look of this adorable franchise was released on March 1st, 2022, followed by a teaser on March 16th. For further updates, stay tuned!