Netflix Announces Full Cast For Live-Action Gay Graphic Novel Adaptation

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Netflix has announced the cast of Heartstopper, its upcoming LGBTQ+ series based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel.

Produced by See-Saw Films, the series will be set in an all-boys British high school and will follow Charlie Spring, who is openly gay, and Nick Nelson, a rugby player, as they develop feelings for each other. other.

It was previously announced that Joe Locke and Kit Connor were cast as Charlie and Nick, respectively.

Oseman said in a statement at the time, “Nick and Charlie have been around as characters for nearly a decade and are two of my most beloved characters, so I was slightly worried about the casting search, but I’m so happy and excited that we’ve cast Kit and Joe.

“They are both so talented, adorable, funny and smart, and so perfect. It was so much fun getting to know them and welcoming them into the Heartstopper universe, and I can’t wait to see them bring the characters to life on screen.

In an announcement on January 21, Netflix confirmed the rest of the cast who will appear in the highly anticipated series.

William Gao will appear as Tao Xu, Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent, Corinna Brown as Tara Jones, Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson, Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope, Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene, Rhea Norwood as Imogen Heaney, Tobie Donovan as Isaac Henderson , Jenny Walser as Tori Spring, Fisayo Akinade as Mr. Ajayi, Chetna Pandya as Coach Singh, and Alan Turkington as Mr. Lange.

Originally a webcomic on Tumblr and Tapas, Heartstopper has amassed a massive fanbase online with over 46.8 million views to date.

Oseman funded a limited edition edition, reaching its funding goal in less than two hours.

A launch date for the series is expected imminently, although Netflix’s Instagram announcement says we can expect to see it hit the platform “this spring.”

Heartstopper Volume 5 (the last in the series of novels) is scheduled to be released on February 2, 2023.

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