Season one of Heartstopper was a smashing success. It became one of Netflix’s highest-rated high school dramas of all time with 100% RottenTomatoes. You know that’s something. It also got ranked at #150 on the IMDb top list. The series achieved both critical acclaim and widespread recognition. Thanks to all of that, Netflix has renewed Heartstopper for second and third seasons.
Alice Oseman’s heartwarming story coupled with authentic representation of LGBTQ+ in a highschool setting has captured the hearts of viewers across all demographics. So much so that Netflix has made an unprecedented decision of ordering two additional seasons. Season two is likely to premiere on Netflix in August. The show will have Alice Oseman as a creator and an executive producer.
Netflix took to Twitter to declare the renewal, tweeting “To those who have fallen in love with Nick & Charlie, cried watching Alice Oseman’s magical story brought to life, or felt represented for the first time on-screen, I am elated to announce…
Heartstopper has been renewed for TWO MORE SEASONS!”
We can finally tell you…Heartstopper Season 2 comes to Netflix 3 August!!! 🍂 🍂 🍂 pic.twitter.com/I2aagRDBk9— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 24, 2023
Netflix has very good mathematical reasons to renew the series. It amassed 14 and half million hours of watch time in its debut week topping that feat by almost 10 million hours in the following week with nearly 24 million hours of watch time. The viewership declined only by 37% even in the third week.
The series, Heartstopper, has been a faithful adaptation of the graphic novel by Alice Oseman. In that light viewers can expect the introduction of Nick’s older brother David whose homophobia and inability to accept his younger sibling’s sexuality will create a lot of tension. The series will shed light on many more issues faced by young people while maintaining a gentle sensibility as it has in the first season. There is love and empathy in the story’s treatment of sensible issues, a trait that is often missing in a lot of content.
Heartstopper made an impact with its first season earning a place on the top 10 lists of 67 countries and won 5 Emmy awards. The following seasons come with great promises and greater expectations. For those who are keen on viewing the lives of Nick and Charlie, you’ve got to wait till August. If you haven’t watched Heartstopper yet, it’s a good time to zip through this British highschool drama.