Based on Alice Oseman’s explicit novels, Heartstopper will tell the story of schoolboys Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, who first met after sitting together in a classroom. Their friendship soon turns out to be the same for Charlie who goes public, but at first, he doesn’t believe he has a chance with Nick – yet that would not continue in reality.
The series will depict their emotional relationship, in a story that will cover topics ranging from mental health to dating and being real.
Heartstopper will broadcast exclusively on Netflix from April 22, 2022.
In April 2021, it was announced that Kit Connor, best known for starring young Elton John in the 2019 biopic Rocketman, would play the role of Nick Nelson in Heartstopper. Fans of His Black Things will once again see him as the voice of Pan, the curious demon of Lyra Belacqua, who has taken many paths in the first two seasons.
Connor’s star in Heartstopper, starring Charlie, will be the new Joe Locke, who was found by the producer behind an open cast of actors who saw 10,000 auditions.
Heartstopper supporting actors include Sebastian Croft, who is known for appearing in the sixth season of Game of Thrones as a young Eddard Stark but is heavily associated with new talent.
Its cast includes Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Tobie Donovan, and Rhea Norwood.
The season will consist of eight episodes in total, each lasting about 30 minutes in length.
The following certified characters are Heartstopper.
Joe Locke as Charlie Spring
Kit Connor as Nick Nelson
William Gao as Tao Xu
Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent
Corinna Brown as Tara Jones
Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson
Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope
Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene
Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney
Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson
Jenny Walser as Tori Spring
Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi
Chetna Pandya as coach Singh
Alan Turkington as Mr. Lange