NEWS: Netflix announces ‘Heartstopper’

by | Apr 22, 2021 | All, TV News

 Kit Connor and newcomer Joe Locke have been cast to play the leading roles in Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper, produced by See-Saw Films for Netflix, directed by Euros Lyn. Following an open casting that saw over 10,000 people audition, Connor (‘Rocketman’, ‘His Dark Materials’) will play Nick Nelson, a popular year 11 student with a gentle demeanour who befriends Charlie Spring, played by Locke, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker in the year below. As their friendship blossoms both start to wonder, could there be something more?

Pronounced ‘The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school’ by the Gay Times, ‘Heartstopper’ is the story of Charlie and Nick who meet at an all-boys school, become friends, and quickly discover a romance is blossoming between them. Over the series Charlie and Nick fall head over heels for each other. Along the way they realise there is a strong community of allies and friends around them, helping them to access their authentic selves, but also teaching them there is no ‘right way’ to come out.

Creator and Writer Alice Oseman said: “Nick and Charlie 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.”

Director Euros Lyn (‘Sherlock’, ‘Doctor Who’) said: “I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Kit and Joe to play Nick and Charlie, and bring their joyous love story to life on screen.

               Heartstopper is currently filming in the UK until Summer 2021.

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