Heartstopper release date, cast, synopsis, trailers, and more

Heartstopper Production StillImage Courtesy Netflix
Heartstopper Production StillImage Courtesy Netflix /

A new teen series titled Heartstopper will be coming to Netflix soon. We’ve provided a guide to everything we know so far about the upcoming original series and shared it with you below.

Netflix is consistently diversifying its content to represent people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and we’re so happy to see the streamer standing its ground and making sure everyone can see themselves on screen.

Heartstopper is a British LGBT coming-of-age series based on the graphic novel titled the same name by Alice Oseman. Euros Lyn directed the show from a screenplay written by Oseman.

There’s so much you should know about the teen series, such as release updates, cast, synopsis, and more. Read on to find out all the important details about Heartstopper.

Where was Heartstopper filmed?

Production started late April 2021 and wrapped sometime in June 2021. It has been reported that filming took place primarily in England.

Heartstopper release date

On March 16, Netflix officially announced that the series would be released on Friday, April 22. On that day, all eight chapters of the love story will hit our watch lists.

Prior to the announcement, the show was expected to arrive on Netflix in 2022. Since filming wrapped in June and the show most likely entered post-production right after, the filmmaking process had been believed to be finished. Post-production typically lasts from six to eight months.

So post-production could have finished sometime between December 2021 and February 2022. This set the show up for a spring 2022 release at the earliest, which thankfully wound up happening. We didn’t have to wait until the summer for this one.

Heartstopper cast

The complete cast via IMDb is below:

  • Kit Connor as Nick Nelson
  • Joe Locke as Charlie Spring
  • Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope
  • William Gao as Tao Xu
  • Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent
  • Corinna Brown as Tara Jones
  • Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson
  • Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene
  • Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney
  • Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson
  • Jenny Walser as Tori Spring
  • Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi
  • Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh
  • Alan Turkington as Mr. Lange

Many of the cast members are newcomers which is great to see. This marks the first acting credit for star Joe Locke!

Heartstopper synopsis

The television series follows two teens (Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring) who meet at an all-boys grammar school, become friends, and eventually fall in love. This gives you a gist of what the show is about, but we’ll share the official synopsis below.

The official synopsis via Netflix is below:

"Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the ever-relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves."

The first season will consist of eight episodes that are each 30 minutes long.

Heartstopper trailer

Along with with the release date announcement, Netflix also released a minute-long teaser trailer for Heartstopper. The new clip previews the romance we’ll be in store for on April 22 and shows off the talented young cast. Check out the first look at the upcoming series in the teaser trailer above!

And now, as of April 13, we have the full-length trailer for the new series! Watch it below.

It’s not surprising the majority of the comments on the video above say they’re so excited and are getting impatient to check out Heartstopper. Fans of the books and new fans are thrilled to see the new show.

Make sure to stay tuned to Netflix Life for more news and coverage on Heartstopper!

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FanSided Staff contributed to this report.