Netflix has announced that Alice Oseman‘s young adult graphic novel series Heartstopper has been given the green light to start production. See-Saw Films will produce it. The series will have eight 30-minute episodes directed by Euros Lyn with writing by Oseman herself. Patrick Walters, Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta will be serving as executive producers.

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Heartstopper originally launched as a webcomic on Tumblr and Tapas, where it amassed many supportive readers. Readers can currently find it on Webtoon and Oseman has since published three book volumes of the series, with a fourth coming this May. The series tells the story of Charlie and Nick, who meet at an all-boys school in Kent. The two become friends and quickly discover a romance blossoming between them.

Over the series, Charlie and Nick fall head over heels for each other. During Heartstopper, they are surrounded by a community and allies and friends who help them to really become their true selves. They also learn that there is no “right way” to come out. This heartwarming LGBT+ graphic novel is a must-read and soon must-watch for everyone.

Oseman shared that she is overjoyed that Heartstopper has found a home on Netflix and how they are in complete support of how See-Saw and herself want the show to transpire. She is ready to use another medium to continue to tell Charlie and Nick’s story for not only her existing fans but a whole new audience around the world. Lyn shares in Oseman’s excitement sharing that he can’t wait to bring this boy-meets-boy love story to the screen.

To read Heartstopper while you wait for the series, it can be found here, or physical copies can be bought on Oseman’s site.



Julia Roth
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