The streaming giant will launch Heartstopper this spring, a new queer teenage chronicle centred on the gay romance between two polarizing high school students.
As we know, Netflix does a lot for LGBTQI+ representation. And it’s not over! From next season, the streaming platform will offer Heartstopper, its new 100% queer teen series, or almost. It is an adaptation of British graphic novels by Alice Oseman, published since 2017 and published in France by Hachette. Four volumes have already appeared. The series will have eight 30-minute episodes, to be discovered in the spring.
Halfway between a romantic comedy and a learning story, Heartstopper explores the encounter between Charlie, a rather lonely tortured musician, and Nick, a seemingly stupid but very benevolent rugby player. Despite their different social circles and opposing temperaments, a friendship develops between the two. But he is quickly put in danger when Charlie begins to have feelings for Nick. As complications arise, the two will be able to rest on their loved ones – including Tara and Darcy, a cute lesbian couple.
gay love story
Just unveiled by Netflix, the first images of the series show its main cast and in particular the two protagonists, Joe Locke and Kit Connor (who respectively play Charlie and Nick). Comic book fans are won over on social networks as to the actors chosen, which fit perfectly with Alice Oseman’s drawings. It remains to be seen whether these young performers will be able to transpose the alchemy that unites the two characters.
If a release date has yet to be specified by the platform, we would tend to bet on a top start in June, right in time for Pride Month: this would be the ideal timing for the gay love story that is Heartstopper.
Photo credit: Netflix