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Watch The Trailer For Sweet Gay Romance Series 'Heartstopper'

Premiering on Netflix on April 22, the eight-episode series is based on Alice Oseman’s beloved web-comic-turned-graphic-novel…
 
A romance blossoms between two gay British teens in the trailer for Heartstopper, which debuts on Netflix in just a few days.
 
The eight-episode series is based on Alice Oseman’s wildly popular Tumblr web-comic-turned-graphic-novel. Heartstopper started out as a webcomic in 2016, before being turned into a YA graphic novel in 2018. There are currently three volumes out. The story follows Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), who feels isolated from his classmates at an all-boys school in England because he is gay. He finds himself inexplicably drawn to Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), a star player on the school’s rugby team, after an unexpected run-in.
 
In an interview with Attitude magazine, the author spoke at length about the challenges of adapting Heartstopper for Netflix. Oseman told the publication that she chose to add additional characters to broaden the scope of LGBTQ+ identities in the series adaptation.
 
“I knew that I wanted Heartstopper to have a diverse range of characters, and it wasn’t just focused on these two boys,” she said. “Lots of people were reading the story, and I wanted people to feel they could see themselves in it.”
 
Also speaking to Attitude, executive producer Patrick Walters said he and the creative team went to great lengths to choose LGBTQ+ actors for the series.
 
“There was never any option but to cast authentically,” he said. “But there was also a worry if we’d find these people, and we knew that if we didn’t find them, we couldn’t make the show.”
 
Heartstopper will arrive on Netflix starting April 22, 2022. You can watch the official trailer below.
 

RELATED:
Netflix Is Adapting Gay Graphic Novel Heartstopper Into A YA Series
 

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