Not entirely surprising. Still kind of a disappointment, though.
Those of us who love Netflix Heart stroke tend to like it a lot. As in, we just can’t get enough of the ultra-romantic coming-of-age comedy-drama written by Alice Oseman, whose graphic novels are based on the series. So while we wait for season 2 – the smartly green streaming service two more cycles at a time – we’ve been dying for more, more, more… and thought maybe we’d get it in a spin-off. off centered on Tori. Why this?
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In Oseman’s first novel, Lonelywhich takes place after the events of Heart stroke but was released first, Charlie’s older sister takes center stage. And since Jenny Walser has made the character such a delight on screen, she would be a most logical choice to headline her own show. Alas, that won’t be the case, at least not for quite some time.
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At the recent Edinburgh International Television Festival panel, Oseman was asked if she could adapt Lonely for Netflix and maybe even create a whole Heart stroke series universe. There are “no current plans” to do so, she said, adding: “I think my life is being consumed by Heart stroke at present. I literally don’t have the mental space to think about anything else.
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The cast, however, does. Kit Connor, who plays Charlie’s boyfriend Nick, has accepted a starring role in A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, adapted from the novel by Laura Taylor Namey. And Sebastian Croft, aka Charlie’s obnoxious ex Ben, has been tapped to star in Prime Video’s rom-com How to Date Billy Walsh.
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