On Friday, Netflix announced that queer teen romance series Heartstopper has been renewed for two more seasons with the streaming service.
“We were overjoyed with the global reaction to Heartstopper and can’t wait to continue the story with two more seasons. Watch this space,” said Heartstopper’s creator and writer Alice Oseman. The Netflix series is based on Oseman’s graphic novels of the same name. The first season debuted on Netflix in April, and has been met with acclaim from fans from all walks of life, even Kerry Washington.
The first season follows the first two volumes of the Heartstopper graphic novels and introduces us to our protagonists, high school boys Nick and Charlie. Their friendship evolves into a sweet romance full of snow angels and kissing in the rain. The cast also includes lesbian gal pals Tara and Darcy, and other friends Elle (played by Yasmin Finley, who’s joining the Doctor Who cast) and Tao.
“I hope that it just makes people smile and brightens their day — but I also hope that it inspires, particularly, young queer people to believe that they can find happiness and find romance and find friendship,” Oseman said in an interview with Tudum.
“We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true,” executive producer Patrick Walters added. “I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people. Stay tuned!”
We don’t know exactly what all the new seasons of Heartstopper will cover, but since the first followed the graphic novels, there’s a good chance the trend will continue. Whatever adventures are in store for Nick, Charlie, and their friends, fans are guaranteed at least two more seasons worth.