Firefly Lane and the 6 best book adaptations on Netflix in 2023

Firefly Lane. (L to R) Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 216 of Firefly Lane. Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023
Firefly Lane. (L to R) Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 216 of Firefly Lane. Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023 /
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Heartstopper season 2
Joe Locke and Kit Connor /

Heartstopper season 2

Back in April 2022, Heartstopper premiered on Netflix and took the world by storm. While it didn’t post numbers equivalent to those The Night Agent would a year later (we’ll get to that phenomenon next), the teen romantic comedy-drama struck a chord with viewers around the world, especially those who felt represented by its young, diverse cast of characters.

Based on the webcomic and series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman, who also created and writes the Netflix series, Heartstopper centers on Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke). When the boys meet in class for the first time, their worlds turn upside down. Charlie finds a friend in Nick, a jock he assumed would bully him like so many had when he was outed the year before. That’s the furthest thing from what happened.

Nick and Charlie soon embark on their own journey, a love story that helps Nick realize he’s bisexual. Heartstopper also features an ensemble cast that blossoms in season 2 to tell expanded stories about Elle, Tao, Tara, Darcy, Isaac, Imogen, Sahar, and even the show’s antagonist Ben. It’s by far the most heartwarming — and heart-stopping — show on television.

Obviously, Oseman’s scripts and the world that has been built on screen tells the stories of the graphic novels in full three-dimensional color. But there’s nothing quite like Oseman’s creative vision come to life page by page. And there’s still more to come! The fifth volume releases in December 2023, with the sixth and final coming soon. Read them all before Heartstopper season 3!