Prepare to have your hearts melted (Picture: Netflix)
Netflix has announced a new LGBT series lead by His Dark Materials star, Kit Connor.
The 17-year-old actor, who voices Lyra’s beloved daemon Pantalaimon in the HBO and BBC series, has been cast in the new queer show based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman.
Heartstopper will follow the life of Nick Nelson, a gentle student at an all-boys school who becomes tightly bonded with the highly-strung and openly gay Charlie Spring (newcomer Joe Locke), who’s in the year below him.
But as their friendship develops, so do romantic feelings, with Nick having to come to terms with his sexuality and how exactly to come out to those around him.
The series will also establish the strong group of allies and friends who help them along the way, with the show aiming to ‘celebrate queer love in all its forms’.
Just from the synopsis alone, we know this is going to be a heartwrencher, with filming or the eight-episode series already underway in the UK.
Kit is best known as the voice of Pan in His Dark Materials (Picture: BBC)
‘Nick and Charlie have existed as characters for almost a decade, and are two of my most beloved characters,’ said creator and writer Alice. ‘So I was slightly apprehensive about the casting search, but I am so happy and excited that we’ve cast Kit and Joe.
‘They’re both so talented, sweet, funny, and smart, and so perfect. It has been such 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.’
Sherlock and Doctor Who director Euros Lyn will be at the helm for the series, and added: ‘I can’t imagine a more perfect pair than Kit and Joe to play Nick and Charlie, and bring their joyous love story to life on screen.’
Filming is expected to continue through to Summer 2021, and as such a release date is not yet known.
Heartstopper is yet to be given a release date by Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.