Netflix Renews LGBTQ+ Series 'Heartstopper' for 2 More Seasons

Saturday May 28, 2022
Originally published on May 20, 2022

A scene from "Heartstopper."
A scene from "Heartstopper."  (Source:Courtesy of Netflix)

Did your heart just stop?

Netflix announced Friday that its popular LGBTQ+ series "Heartstopper" has been renewed for two more seasons.

"We were overjoyed with the global reaction to Heartstopper and can't wait to continue the story with two more seasons. Watch this space!" creator and writer Alice Oseman told the company's outlet Tudum. "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."

Stars Kit Connor and Joe Locke will reprise their roles of Nick and Charlie respectively.

"We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true," said executive producer Patrick Walters. "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!"

Since "Heartstopper" debuted last month, Connor and Locke have opened up about their overnight fame, with Locke telling EDGE in a recent interview, It's not what we expected at all. We always saw it as our, like, little show that we were making. Then when it came on, we were like, 'Wow, this really isn't little anymore, is it?'"

The pair have also opened up about the online hate they've received for playing LGBTQ characters as well as fan support.

Based on the graphic novel, Season 1 follows "Nick and Charlie's friendship blossoms into the most wholesome relationship, as they make snow angels and kiss in the rain," Tudum writes. "Heartstopper" also stars Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, and Kizzy Edge.

Revisit the "Heartstopper" trailer below.