The Netflix hit series Heartstopper is ‘feel good’, but creator Alice Oseman says in a new interview that there is much more to it. The new season is full of surprises, she says. The new episodes will also have a dark undertone.
“I understand why people think Heartstopper is a sweet series, but look closely at what it is about: transphobia, homophobia, bullying, sexual violence…” says Alice Oseman, creator of the webcomic on which the popular Netflix series is based on which she is also involved.
In an interview with Attitude, Oseman says that the second season of Heartstopper has a serious undertone. The new episodes take a closer look at the mental health of the characters Nick and Charlie and how they deal with it.
Oseman says: “If you’ve read the comics, you know what’s coming. But the series also contains some surprises.” These graphic novels already show that Charlie struggles with his mental health, which will be reflected in the new season.
In the interview, Oseman talks about asexuality being one of the major themes in Heartstopper. “We are going to make a big splash with this and I hope we change the world with this.”
It is not yet known when Netflix will broadcast the second season of Heartstopper. Watch the interview with Alice Oseman here.