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Heartstopper's Alice Oseman Teases What to Expect in Season 2

Heartstopper's Alice Oseman Teases What to Expect in Season 2

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The creator also shared why representation is important to her.

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Heartstopper fans are eagerly awaiting any hints regarding season two of the hit Netflix series, and now creator Alice Oseman is sharing a few tidbits to tide folks over while they wait.

Speaking with PinkNews, Oseman, who wrote the graphic novels as well as all eight episodes of the show so far, promised that the next round of episodes will continue to follow “the story of the comics quite closely, [while] also expanding on and exploring other characters.”

“There’s also so many surprises in store,” she said.

The first season of Heartstopper followed Charlie (Joe Locke) as he fell in love with popular rugby player Nick (Kit Connor), who in turn had to come to terms with his own sexuality. It’s a lighthearted, sweet show focused around the grammar school both boys attend with their diverse group of friends.

Having all these additional characters that make up the regular cast has given Heartstopper the opportunity to be inclusive and provide representation that may not be seen on the screen so often, something Oseman, who herself is asexual, told PinkNews is very important to her.

“I’ve always believed that in young adult fiction, we should care about all young people, and as a creative, I’m always trying to be careful about treating my readers with respect and giving representation where I can,” she said.

“When it comes to less understood queer identities, such as asexuality, it can be difficult for writers who aren’t those identities to tackle those stories, because they just might not really understand that experience,” she continued. “Hiring writers who share those identities is a good idea. But also not being afraid to to give the limelight to those stories that don’t normally get the limelight.”

Season two of Heartstopper is already in production, and Netflix preemptively ordered a season three of the popular show as well. In the meantime, all eight episodes of the first season are available on the streamer.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.