Through her Twitter, author Alice Oseman announced the actors who will star in the Netflix adaptation of her LGBTQ graphic novel, ‘Heartstopper’.
Kit Connor and Joe Locke will play Nick and Charlie respectively.
Introducing Kit Connor and Joe Locke as Nick and Charlie from Heartstopper !!
I am so excited to share this photo of them on set !! Kit and Joe are so talented, sweet and funny, it was so much fun to know them. Please join me in showing them some love and support today !! pic.twitter.com/thT2AnMppI
– Alice Oseman (offline) (@AliceOseman) April 22, 2021
“I present Kit Connor and Joe Locke as Nick and Charlie on the show. I am very happy to share this photo of them behind the scenes. Kit and Joe are very talented, cute and fun. It was great fun meeting them. Join me and share your love and support today. “
Eight episodes have been ordered for the first season.
Euros Lyn (“Doctor Who” and “Sherlock”) will be responsible for the management.
Oseman will also be responsible for the script for the series.
The plot follows Nick and Charlie, two British teenagers who study at a boys-only primary school. Charlie, a very sensitive and openly gay thinker, and Nick, a cheerful and tender-hearted rugby player. They quickly become friends, but it doesn’t take long for Charlie to fall in love with Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works surprisingly, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than any of them imagined.
“Heartstopper” is about love, friendship, loyalty and sanity. The plot covers all the little stories in Nick and Charlie’s life that together make up something bigger.
The production is not yet released.
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