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Will Netflix favorite ‘Heartstopper’ return for a second season?

Fans want much more of Netflix's hit new show. Are they getting it?

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Netflix’s Heartstopper was an instant hit when it appeared on the streaming service in April.

The charming coming-of-age series follows Joe Locke’s Charlie Spring, a gay British teen who gradually falls for the boy one seat over, Kit Connor’s Nick Nelson. The uplifting and sweet story gained an immediate fan following in the wake of its April 22 release on Netflix, and viewers are already clamoring for more.

Will Heartstopper have a season two?

The first season of Heartstopper enthralled fans through each of its eight episodes, and many viewers are already eagerly looking forward to season two. Critics are lauding the first season as an “innocent and refreshing” foray into the somewhat tired coming-of-age genre. It’s being praised for its pacing and for the actors’ emotional and deep portrayals of teenage romance, allowing a show with LGBTQIA+ youths at its center to shine without leaning too far into its otherness.

The show is already being considered a benchmark of LGBTQIA+ representation, leaving fans of the first season desperate for more. Their hopes were fulfilled in a May 20 announcement from Netflix, which confirmed that the series will return for not just one, but two more seasons. The premise for seasons two and three has yet to be announced, but fans of the first season are all but guaranteed to return for more of Heartstopper‘s unique brand of love story.

Season one told its story in relatively complete form, but there is plenty of remaining story potential for seasons two and three. The first season — weeks following its release — still has a 100% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes and is considered to have “universal acclaim” on Metacritic.

Heartstopper is a Netflix adaptation of Alice Oseman’s delightful graphic novel, which saw its first two volumes adapted in season one. The following seasons will continue the story, following Nick and Charlie — as well as their friends Elle, Tao, Tara, and Darcy — as they continue to charm their way into our hearts.

Nahila Bonfiglio
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Nahila Bonfiglio

Nahila carefully obsesses over all things geekdom and gaming, bringing her embarrassingly expansive expertise to the team at We Got This Covered. She is a Staff Writer and occasional Editor with a focus on comics, video games, and most importantly 'Lord of the Rings,' putting her Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin to good use. Her work has been featured alongside the greats at NPR, the Daily Dot, and Nautilus Magazine.