Netflix Picks Up TV Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Heartstopper'

Netflix Picks Up TV Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Heartstopper'

Netflix is working on an adaptation of the graphic novel series “Heartstopper“!

It was just announced that the streaming service has landed the eight part series, based on the novel by Alice Oseman, Deadline reveals.

If you didn’t know, “Heartstopper” started out as a webcomic in 2016, before being turned into a YA graphic novel in 2018.

There are currently two volumes out now, with the third book being released on May 4th.

Heartstopper follows “Nick and Charlie, two British teens at an all-boys grammar school. Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, one day are made to sit together. 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 Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realized. Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger.”

“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,” Alice said in a statement. “It’s a joy and an honour 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.”

Alice will write the episodes, and Doctor Who director Euros Lyn will direct the series.

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