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Netflix Adaptation of Alice Oseman’s LGBTQ+ Graphic Novel Series “Heartstopper” in the Works

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.”

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