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Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship in Heartstopper

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Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship in Heartstopper

Best on the Box Choice…

The choice tonight returned to Netflix earlier this month, having become a huge hit with viewers and critics last year.

“Heartstopper started out as a webcomic in 2016 and it is no surprise that something as brilliant as this hasn’t taken long to develop a large and loyal fanbase. The graphic novels are beautiful and compulsive reads laced with a unique style; sweetness and romance crossing over with contemporary and compelling plotlines. Our lead characters, Charlie and Nick, meet at school and become friends before gradually developing a romantic relationship.

“The emotional tension is brilliantly portrayed and I felt joy and nerves for them both throughout. When we started to develop the project we collectively decided that Alice had such a clear vision that it would make sense for her to adapt and write the episodes herself; this has paid dividends and we are confident that the 8 episodes we have commissioned will live up to the expectations of existing fans while also engaging a new audience. Alice is only 26 years old but her talent as a storyteller is astounding.” – Alexi Wheeler, Director, Kids & Family Content Netflix

Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship in Heartstopper

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The first series followed the story of when gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick met at secondary school and how they quickly discovered that their unlikely friendship was blossoming into an unexpected romance. Charlie, Nick and their circle of friends tried to navigate their ever-relatable journey of self discovery and acceptance, supporting each other as they learned to find their most authentic selves.

In the second season Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship; Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges and Tao and Elle work out if they can ever be more than just friends. With exams on the horizon, a school trip to Paris and a prom to plan, the gang has a lot to juggle as they journey through the next stages of life, love and friendship.

Nick and Charlie journey through the next stages of life, love and friendship in Heartstopper

This is a story that deserves to be told. Beyond anything else I have worked on in my career, the feeling regarding Heartstopper was that there was no way we could not make it. Alongside Alice, Heartstopper is being directed by the acclaimed Euros Lyn and incredible team at See-Saw Films – the best possible team to bring this world to life.

“I am so proud to be championing Charlie and Nick’s story. We care deeply that all young people see themselves reflected in our content, and are hopeful that many people, whatever their age or identity, will see themselves in this bold and uplifting series.” – Alexi Wheeler, Director, Kids & Family Content Netflix

Heartstopper series one and two are streaming on Netflix.

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