Netflix ‘Heartstopper’ Series: What We Know So Far

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Strengthening its position as a leading destination for young adult entertainment, Netflix has completed production of a new romantic LGBTQ teen drama series titled Falling for something. The new series is set to land on Netflix globally in 2022 and here’s an updated guide to everything we know so far.

Based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels, Falling for something tells the story of two boys who meet at a British high school and develop feelings for each other. What follows is a beautiful and thoughtful story of love, life, and friendship while dealing with issues such as Charlie’s coming out and mental illness. The first season will have eight episodes, each episode will be 30 minutes long.

Falling for something originally launched as a webcomic on Tumblr and Tapas where it became an instant hit leading to Oseman’s debut novel Solitary with the same characters. Since then, designer Alice Oseman has published three volumes of books, with the fourth due out shortly.

Oseman also wrote the screenplay for the Netflix series.

Award-winning director Euros Lyn, best known for his work on Sherlock, Doctor Who, Daredevil, and more will direct all eight episodes of the series and the See-Saw films (Upper Lake, State of the Union) will produce it with Netflix.

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See-Saw Films executive producer Patrick Walters commented:

“Heartstopper is a show that celebrates individuality, promotes acceptance and most of all puts a smile on your face. This cast does just that, bringing heart, humor and complexity to their roles.

Here’s everything we know about Netflix Falling for something:


What is the plot of Falling for something?

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by netflix Falling for something The series, based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novels, tells the story of two British teenagers, Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, in a boys’ high school. Charlie, a nervous and openly gay thinker, and Nick, a cheerful and tender-hearted rugby player, are one day forced to sit down together in class.

Their friendship quickly becomes something more for the openly gay Charlie, but at first he doesn’t believe he has a chance with Nick. But love works surprisingly, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than they realize. Falling for something talks about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the little stories in Nick and Charlie’s life that together make something bigger.

In a Tweet in April 2021, Alice Oseman clarified that Aled will not be in Falling for something but left the door open that we might see an adaptation of Radio Silence in the future. Oliver will not appear in the series either.


Who is thrown Falling for something?

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Heartstopper Actors – Image: See-Saw Films

Following a casting which saw more than ten thousand people audition, Connor Kit (Rocketman, his dark materials) was chosen to play Nick Nelson. Newcomer Joe locke got the role of Charlie Spring. Casting Kit and Charlie, writer Alice Oseman said:

“They’re both so talented, sweet, funny and smart, and so perfect. It has been so much fun getting to know them and welcoming them to the Heartstopper universe, and I can’t wait to see them bring the characters to life on screen. Nick and Charlie have been around as characters for almost a decade and are two of my most beloved characters. I was a little worried about the casting search, but I’m so happy and excited that we picked Kit and Joe.

We found an incredibly talented group of young actors who are all very passionate about bringing this story to life. I got to spend a lot of time with them talking about the characters, their arcs and their importance in the story, and I know every actor will shine.

Director Euros Lyn added:

“I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Kit and Joe to play Nick and Charlie and bring their happy romance to life on screen.”

Yasmin Finney (What if?), a 17-year-old black British trans actor will play Elle Argent. Other actors include Guillaume Gao, Corinna Brun, Kizzy edgell, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood and Game Of Thrones actor Sebastien croft.

May 20, Alice Oseman confirmed that Jenny Walser would play Tori Spring in Falling for something saying, “I knew we had to choose her from the moment she started her audition. I can’t wait for you to see her as Tori !! ”.

Alice Oseman on Twitter also provided numerous casting updates throughout production and beyond.

In November 2021, it was revealed that Fisayo Akinade will play Mr. Ajayi, Chetna Pandya will play Coach Singh and Alan Turkington will play Mr. Lange.


What is the state of production of Falling for something?

Production for Netflix Falling for something started at the end of April 2021 and continued until June 2021. The whole series was shot in England.


When Falling for something come out on Netflix?

by netflix Falling for something is slated for release sometime in 2022, although no official release date has been announced. Eight episodes are expected.

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