Heartstopper, the queer teen romance that conquers Netflix
From a webcomic to a Netflix miniseries, HeartStopper is Alice Oseman’s novel that never stops conquering formats. Since her author created these queer characters in 2018 sharing her adventures online, they have become a phenomenon, with four installments being published on paper and a fifth being prepared. From April 22, we can enjoy the adventures of Nick and Charlie in the new format thanks to the adaptation made for Netflix.
Heartstopper is the new queer teen romance series, available now on Netflix. Based on the graphic novel by author Alice Oseman, it tells the love story of two teenagers, Nick and Charlie. They will discover the passion, at the same time that they are involved in the ins and outs of an institute always accompanied by their friends. Discover all the details about this new Netflix adaptation.
Plot, characters and reception of Heartstopper
The plot of the series
Heartstopper tells us about friendship, love and mental illness. The plot centers on Nick, a teenage boy who plays rugby, and Charlie, an open soul. The two become friends in high school, and Charlie quickly falls for Nick. They will tell us about the life of these characters together with their friends in high school, how this love affair between the two protagonists evolves and everyday life and the problems that ordinary adolescents have at that stage of their lives.
As can be seen throughout the episodes, it is a series in which LGTBQ+ teenagers face their daily problems. existing problems today. Everyday conflicts of any adolescent are intermingled with more specific problems of young homosexuals or transsexuals. The topic of diversity and identity, bullying, mental health and other current issues of great importance are discussed. A series that provides tools to deal with these changes not only for adolescents themselves, but also for the people around them.
The cast of Heartstopper
This new lgtb-themed series stars many young faces. Among the main actors are:
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 Olson
Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene
Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney
Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson
Jenny Walser as Tori Spring
A cast that is like a breath of fresh air and about which the author of this story, Alice Oseman, said: «I feel incredibly lucky to be able to work with a team of passionate and creative people who love Heartstopper and want to make it the most beautiful program we can.
The actors and actresses in the series are people of very similar ages to the characters they play, between 18 and 19 years old. Although it may not seem like it, this greatly helps adolescents to feel more identified with the characters that are presented.
The series, which has been directed by Euros Lyn, premiered on April 22 on the platform. The audiovisual giant wants to reinforce with this premiere its place as an entertainment destination for adults, young people and adolescents.
After the success of the Sex Education series, Netflix has once again bet on another series that seeks a more open look at adolescent sexuality. After a few days since the premiere of Heartstopper, the series has positioned itself as one of the most viewed on the platform and has received very good reviews from users. Despite the recent loss of subscribers to the platform, it seems that it continues to grow and succeed with its new additions.