Here’s Your First Look at Netflix’s New Gay Ya Series ‘Heartstopper'
Netflix’s highly-anticipated adaptation of LGBTQ graphic novel series Heartstopper might not be here just yet, but an initial look at the cast and aesthetic has finally dropped!
Heartstopper centers around Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor), who meet at a British grammar school and soon begin to fall in love. The show is based on webcomics and graphic novels written by Alice Oseman, who also developed the series for Netflix.
The original webcomic began in 2016 and is still available on tumblr. It later expanded to three graphic novels, starting in 2018, with a fourth on the way.
Not much has been known about the adaptation so far, but this first look at least gave us a sneak peak at the cast in their Heartstopper element. The eight episode first season will star Locke and Connor as the main characters, and also features William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Sebastian Croft, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Rhea Norwood, and Tobie Donovan.
“Heartstopper is a show that celebrates individuality, promotes acceptance and above all puts a smile on your face,” executive producer Patrick Walters said. “This cast does exactly that, bringing heart, humour and complexity to their roles.”
An exact premiere date hasn’t been set for the series yet, though it is anticipated to drop on Netflix sometime this spring.