Alice Oseman’s hit webcomic turned graphic novel series Heartstopper is now available to watch on Netflix!
The streaming giant dropped the entire first season, an eight episode run, on April 22, 2022. Fans of the story have immediately jumped on the show, with many binging the entire series on launch. Heartstopper received almost universal critical acclaim before its release, scoring a 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Thanks to fans’ early dedication it has a first day audience score of 100% to match.
For Nick and Charlie fans, the ratings will be unsurprising. Since Oseman’s graphic novel was released, it has sold over one million copies, as she excitedly shared with her Twitter followers in March.
Netflix and See-Saw Films adaptation of the story features Kit Connor (His Dark Materials) and newcomer Joe Locke as teenagers Nick and Charlie, the story’s central characters. The graphic novel series follows them as they fall in love and navigate their way through not only their relationship, but other common teenage challenges besides. Heartstopper is beloved by both teens and adults alike for its relatable characters and deft handling of these issues, making it one of the most popular LGBTQ+ stories that has been published in the last few years.
Aside from Connor and Locke, Heartstopper features a wide cast including Jenny Walser, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Sebastian Croft, Kizzy Edgell, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Tobie Donovan, and Rhea Norwood. The show also stars Fisayo Akinade, Olivia Colman, Chetna Pandya, Joseph Balderrama, and Alan Turkington. Fans with sharp ears will also note a special voice-only cameo from Stephen Fry.