First look at much-hyped new Netflix LGBTQ+ show Heartstopper

Heartstopper Netflix
Heartstopper Netflix

There’s a new LGBTQ+ show in town! Netflix release the first official stills from Heartstopper.


Netflix Tweeted the new pics (1 March), along with the caption: “Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. Here’s your first look at Heartstopper, an eight chapter story about life, love and everything in between based on the graphic novel by @AliceOseman. Premieres this Spring!”


Fans of Oseman’s graphic novel Heartstopper have been hyped for some time about the series adaptation, which hits Netflix, at a soon-to-be announced date, sometime this year. 


According to the official synopsis, here’s what you can expect from the show:

“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.”



The show, which will follow the young adult romance between a shy, introverted boy named Charlie and a wholesome rugby player named Nick, will star: Kit Connor as Nick Nelson, Joe Locke as Charlie Spring, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson, William Gao as Tao Xu, and Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent.


Discussing the screen adaptation of the hugely popular book, Oseman said of characters Charlie and Nick: “[they] have existed as characters for almost a decade, and are two of my most beloved characters, so I was slightly apprehensive about the casting search, but I am so happy and excited that we’ve cast Kit and Joe.

“They’re both so talented, sweet, funny, and smart, and so perfect. It has been such fun getting to know them and welcoming them into the Heartstopper universe, and I can’t wait to see them bring the characters to life on screen.”


As confirmed by Netflix, Heartstopper will premier in Spring and total eight 30-minute episodes.