Netflix has revealed details of the cast and launch date for its upcoming gay teen romance Heartstopper, based on the incredible YA graphic novels by Alice Oseman!
Kit Connor and newcomer Joe Locke have been cast to play Nick and Charlie, respectively.
Fans of Love, Victor, Handsome Devil, and Elite will adore Heartstopper. The series is based on a popular set of graphic novels – which I have been OBSESSED with for a while – that follow a couple of British grammar school boys who become friends and eventually fall head over heels for each other!
Of the choice to cast Kit and Joe, Alice said, "they're both so talented, sweet, funny, and smart, and so perfect. It has been such fun getting to know them and welcoming them into the Heartstopper universe, and I can’t wait to see them bring the characters to life on screen."
Heartstopper launches on Netflix on 22 April 2022 and will be available in eight 30-minute episodes – that gives you time to check out the graphic novels the series is based on!
Alice has published three book volumes of Heartstopper, and Vol. 4 publishing this May!