Heartstopper goes to overtime
The British youth series tells the story of two teenagers, Charlie Spring (Locke) and Nick Nelson (Connor), who eventually develop feelings for each other. Jack Barton now portrays Nick’s older brother David, who is not too enthusiastic about Charlie and Nick’s young love. Leila Khan portrays Sahara Zahid, a student at Higgs School for Girls. Other new additions include Bradley Riches as fellow student James McEwan and theater actor Nima Taleghani as Mr. Farouk at Truham High School.
There is also a meeting with Yasmin Finney (Elle) William Gao (Tao), Corinna Brown (Tara), Kizzy Edgell (Darcy), Sebastian Croft (Ben), To you, Donovan (Isaac), Rhea Norwood (Imogen), Jenny Walser (Tori) and Cormac Hyde-Corrin (Harry) too Stephen Fry (“Doctor Who”, “Sherlock Holmes”) and Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, “The Crown”).
The adaptation of the series Heartstopper is being developed by the author of the books herself, Alice Oseman, who also serves as the host of the show. The series is also produced Patrick Walters, Iain Canning and Emil Sherman for See-Saw Films.
The first season consists of eight episodes and has been available on the streaming provider since April of this year. The start date of the second season is planned for next year.