Netflix has today announced that the acclaimed coming-out series Heartstopper will return for two more seasons, produced by See-Saw Films.
The graphic novel author and illustrator Alice Oseman returns as writer and creator.
Since the series debuted on Netflix in April 2022:
- Heartstopper weekly book sales in the US have increased 1700%. Volume 1 is currently the number one YA fiction book in the US and featured on the NYT bestseller list.
- The series has a 100% Critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is ‘certified fresh.’
- Talent Instagram followings have exploded with Kit Connor at 3.4M and Joe Locke at 2.5M, both had just over 100K followers a month prior to launch.
- On TikTok, #heartstopper has now amassed over 4.4B views.
- Heartstopper, for the fourth consecutive week, topped Variety’s Trending TV chart the week of May 9-15. The Trending TV chat tracks audience interactions across Twitter including tweets, retweets, likes and hashtags [Source: Variety]
- The series reached the Netflix Top Ten list in 54 countries.
Netflix has given the LGBTQ community some strong content lately. From its bio-series on fashion designed Halston, to the animated secret agent series Q Force, to the reality series Coming Out Colton.
I loved the show and I’m totally psyched to hear Heartstopper will return for more seasons.
If you haven’t watched yet – and you really should as it’s quite wonderful – here’s the official synopsis for Season 1:
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love.
When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance.
Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends must navigate the ever-relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learn to find their most authentic selves.