Perhaps knowing that approximately a bazillion strongly worded DMs would be in its future if it didn’t renew Heartstopper, Netflix has ordered a second and a third season of the supremely joyful British coming-of-age romance.
Those of you who have already binged the eight half-hour episodes that make up Season 1 know that it follows teenagers Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) and Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) as they go from deskmates to chums to boyfriends.
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In TVLine’s review, we noted that “it’s written so earnestly, acted so deftly and directed so thrillingly that its impact is profound.” Ninety-six percent of viewers who participated in the poll that followed our recap of the finale gave it a grade of “A.”
Season 1 of Heartstopper covers material from the first two volumes in Alice Oseman’s graphic-novel (and webcomic) series. There remain two more volumes, plus a final one that is due out in February 2023. Oseman’s debut novel, Solitaire, focuses on Charlie’s scene-stealing sibling, who sprinkles “older sister magic” throughout Heartstopper.
TVLine has confirmed that Oseman will return as writer/EP on Seasons 2 and 3.
So, on a scale of one to 10, how thrilled are you that Netflix has decided to let us — and dear Isaac along with us — go on believing in romance?
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