Heartstopper is Netflix’s latest book-to-streaming adaptation and it’s hitting the streaming service on Friday, April 22, 2022. The series is based on the graphic novels of the same name by Alice Oseman.
To say these books have been popular over the past couple of years would be an understatement. In March 2022, the books had sold over 1 million copies. Even without sales numbers, just scroll through bookstagram for five minutes and you’ll likely see one of the books in plenty of posts.
So while that means the show has a built-in fanbase before it even airs, it also means it has plenty of expectations to meet. Hopefully, it can meet or even surpass what people are expecting.
If we go by what many fans have been saying on social media about the cast and trailer alone, it seems like they are pretty happy.
What is Heartstopper about?
The series is about Charlie, an openly gay anxious boy, and Nick, a kind-hearted rugby player. They both go to the same British all-boys school and when they meet, they immediately have a connection and become friends.
Being friends with a rugby player is certainly one of the highlights of Charlie’s year. When some of the boys found out he was gay the year before, they were not too kind about it. Luckily, he’s not being bullied anymore, but he still holds those memories.
Nick only knows Charlie as the boy who was outed and bullied, but when they share a class together, he finally gets to talk to Charlie and get to know him.
As their friendship continues, Charlie discovers he has a huge crush on Nick, but he believes it’s hopeless because he thinks Nick is straight. But sometimes love surprises you in the best of ways.
Beyond Charlie and Nick, we also get a look at their friend groups and how they react to the two hanging out with each other.
And if the creators follow the books, we’ll also get to see Nick and Charlie’s life at home and their inner struggles with who they are.
If the series is even a fraction as cute and wonderful as the books, this show is bound to be a hit! It’s certainly on my must-watch list.
Take a look at the trailer here:
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