On March 16, Netflix dropped the first official teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated series Heartstopper, which has a release date of April 22!
Based on Alice Oseman’s 2018 webcomic, the series has been pitched as following Charlie Spring, Nick Nelson and their circle of friends “navigate the ever-relatable journey of self-discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves.”
The trailer presents Charlie (Joe Locke) and and rugby-playing Nick (Kit Connor) meeting at their secondary school discovering that their new-found friendship blossoms into an unexpected romance. Presenting their lives both in and outside of school, the trailer puts a focus on Charlie, his perspective in addition to that of his friends as he slowly begins falling for Nick.
An exclusive first look of stills from the series we’re posted by Netflix UK & Ireland on Twitter as of March 1.
On March 20, Oseman also revealed the tie-in cover for Volume one of the graphic novel alongside the original photoshoot. According to the thread, the tv tie-in edition will include “some excerpts of the TV scripts…”
Heartstopper’s adaptation will consist eight episodes for the first season, each episode at 30 minutes. Oseman has penned the series as screenwriter with Euros Lyn and production company See-Saw Films behind the project.
Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?
Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…
Heartstopper Volumes 1-4 by Alice Oseman are out now!