“Heartstopper” success springs two more seasons


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“Heartstopper” stars Joe Locke as Charlie Spring and Kit Connor as Nick Nelson.

The Netflix adaptation of author Alice Oseman’s popular teen LGBTQIA+ webcomic, “Heartstopper,” was renewed for two more seasons after the show’s immense success. 

“Regardless of someone’s sexual orientation or their gender, they deserve to see themselves represented,” said sophomore Annabelle Volpe. 

“Heartstopper” follows teen boys Nick and Charlie as they navigate school and romantic crushes. The two boys get seated next to each other in class and begin an unlikely friendship. The story follows Charlie struggling with his seemingly unrequited crush on Nick, who is questioning his sexuality. 

“It’s really important [for shows to show happy LGBTQIA+ couples] because some people don’t have accepting families or friends,” said sophomore Katelyn Gruneiro. 

In episode eight, titled “Boyfriend,” one of the characters is shown coming out to their parents and is met with a positive and accepting reaction. 

“I really enjoyed Nick and Charlie’s relationship and how Nick was there for Charlie because Charlie has struggled in the past couple of years and was kind of there to smooth things out,” said freshman Dia Tafilaj. “I think more shows like it would definitely be amazing, for sure.” 

“Heartstopper” dives into the homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and lesbiphobia found in schools. The show also depicts bullying, eating disorders, and toxic relationships. 

“I really enjoyed the first season so I’m really interested to see what they’re going to do with the characters and furthering their development,” continued Volpe. 

“Heartstopper” has four books in the series and two more seasons of the show were confirmed.