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Heartstopper Netflix Adaptation (2022): Everything We Know So Far About The Sweet New Series

The Heartstopper Netflix adaptation is a really cool project where the original source material started as a web comic by Alice Oseman. It has since been published as graphic novel issues as another way to read the story but fans can’t wait to see it on screen.
 
A very strong and well received first season helped this show get a renewal quickly from Netflix. It’s gone on to win awards and gain industry recognition.
 
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This page was updated: 3/22/24
 

About The Book:

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him until one day they are made to sit together in class.
 
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realized. Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty, and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make something larger.
 
Season 2 will continue adapting the novel series from Volume 3 which sees Nick reciprocate Charlie’s feelings as the pair start dating and Nick finds the courage to come out to his mom. The season will also see the boys on a school trip to Paris where they will both have to decide on the perfect time to make their romance official to their friends.
 
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Current Production Status:

Season 3 is currently in post-production as of March 2024.
 

Heartstopper Netflix Adaptation Timeline:

In 2016 Alice Oseman began publishing Heartstopper as a web comic. In July 2019 See-Saw Films optioned the tv rights. January 2021 it was announced that a Heartstopper Netflix adaptation had been ordered for a full season of 8 half-hour episodes. A few months later in April casting was announced and filming began. In June filming ended and the series moved into post-production. March 2022 the release date for the next month was announced. A month after release Netflix announced that the show had been renewed for a second and third season with filming for the second season expected to begin Fall 2022.
It was announced that production on season 2 had begun in October.
In December Netflix announced on Twitter that filming for the second season had wrapped. With post-production beginning, a 2023 release is expected.
 
It was announced in April 2023 that the second season would be releasing on August 3rd. During Netflix’s annual TUDUM event in June first look pictures were released along with the opening scene.
 
Season 3 began filming in October 2023 and wrapped in late December, setting up a likely late 2024 release for the new season.
March 2024 Netflix announced that season 3 had a release window set for October.
 

 

Reception:

The show currently has a 100% tomatometer and 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 8.7/10 on IMDb.
 

Who Owns The Rights:

See-Saw Films bought the rights and led production with Netflix signed on as distributor.
 

Who Is Attached:

Kit Connor and Sebastian Croft were cast in the lead roles of Charlie and Nick.
William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Corinna Brown, Stephen Fry, Olivia Colman have all been cast in supporting roles.
 

Filming Locations:

The series films in various locations around the UK including Herne Bay, Kent, Windsor, and Burnham Park.
 

Estimated Release:

Season 3 expected in October 2024.

 

 
Other mentions on AiLL:
This graphic novel has not been mentioned on Alison in Libraryland before.
 
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Happy Reading!!
~Alison

Heartstopper Adaptation

Heartstopper Netflix Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

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