Netflix announced via series creator Alice Oseman that the streaming giant has renewed the coming-of-age romantic-comedy series ‘Heartstopper’ for seasons 2 and 3.
Based on Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name, ‘Heartstopper’ is a celebration of queer love, friendship and joy.
In Season 1, which covers the first two volumes of the graphic novel, we watch as Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie’s (Joe Locke) friendship blossoms into the most wholesome relationship, as they make snow angels and kiss in the rain. It also explores the lives of Tao (William Gao), Elle (Yasmin Finney), Tara (Corinna Brown) and Darcy (Kizzy Edgell).
In 2016, Alice Oseman started a webcomic titled Heartstopper which later expanded to a graphic novel after gaining a cult following. She is also responsible for adapting the novel into a screenplay upon the request of See-Saw Films.
See-Saw Films purchased the television rights for the series in 2019, and Netflix acquired distribution rights in 2021. Euros Lyn was enlisted as director and executive producer. Also serving as executive producers are Patrick Walters, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, and Emile Sherman, with Zorana Piggott as producer.