Charlie and Nick’s love story is coming to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a series adaptation of Alice Oseman’s YA graphic novel series “Heartstopper” is in development at the streamer.
Written by Oseman, the eight-episode series will tell the story of Charlie and Nick, friends who fall for one another at their British all-boys school.
Oseman has spoken out about why she wanted to ensure that Charlie and Nick aren’t the only LGBTQ characters in “Heartstopper.” “I always knew I wanted to fill the ‘Heartstopper’ world with all kinds of LGBTQ characters,” she told The Beat. “I felt that it was important to have a really wonderful group of LGBTQ friends at the heart of the story because, contrary to what some TV shows and movies seem to believe, LGBTQ people often find each other and enjoy hanging out in groups!”
“Heartstopper” was originally published as a web comic on Tumblr and Tapas. Since then, Oseman has published three volumes of the series with a fourth volume slated for publication in May.
See-Saw Films is producing the “Heartstopper” adaptation.
“I am over the moon that ‘Heartstopper’ has found a place at Netflix,” said Oseman. “Netflix is totally in support of my and See-Saw’s vision for the show, and I feel incredibly lucky to get to work with a team of passionate, creative people who all adore ‘Heartstopper’ and want to make it the most beautiful show we can. It’s a joy and an honor to get to re-tell Nick and Charlie’s story for TV and I am so excited to share it not only with ‘Heartstopper’s’ existing readership, but also a whole new audience around the world.”