The trailer for » Heartstopper «, which you can watch here in English with German subtitles, is absolutely heartwarming. No wonder, after all, the graphic novel series «Heartstopper» by Alice Oseman, on which the new Netflix series is based, is a bestseller and even has four volumes — one of which is already available in German, the others will follow.
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Heartstopper is a coming-of-age series based on a popular inspiration from an award-winning author (Heartstopper Volume 3 won the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Graphic Novels & Comics) — so the series has all the ingredients to become the next Netflix hit.
After all, series like » Sex Education «, » Never in My Life… » and » Dead Girls Don’t Lie » and films like » Only Half the Story » and » To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before «, in about the sometimes more, sometimes less painful growing up of teenage students, immensely popular on Netflix.
And you won’t have to wait long for «Heartstopper» either: the romantic LGBTQ series will be coming to Netflix on April 22, 2022. The first season of «Heartstopper» consists of eight episodes.
That’s what «Heartstopper» is about
Teenager Charlie Spring ( Joe Locke ) is openly gay and mostly hangs out with his gang at school. That changes when he is placed next to Nick Nelson ( Kit Connor ) in class: Nick is a rugby player, open and friendly – and Charlie has an instant crush on him.
The two boys become friends and Charlie hopes Nick might reciprocate his feelings. But before Nick realizes what he feels, a number of hurdles and detours have to be overcome — from Charlie’s unexpected acceptance into the rugby team to narrow-minded classmates to the realization that despite love, friendship must not be forgotten.
Incidentally, graphic novel author Alice Oseman herself ensures that the British Netflix series “ Heartstopper ” lives up to the original: she developed the series and wrote the screenplays.
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