See-Saw Films acquired the rights to adapt Heartstopper directly from the author, Alice Oseman, in 2019.
One thing led to another, and it was Oseman herself who ended up serving as showrunner on the resulting series, which at one point aimed to be a title so promising that Netflix wanted to buy it and incorporate it into its catalog.
Heartstopper Season 2:
This is how the aforementioned Heartstopper was released last April, a British young adult with an LGTBIQ+ theme that was set in an exclusive school for boys where Charlie Spring ( Kit Connor ) and Nick Nelson ( Joe Locke ) fell in love and began a romance.
Also in between was the ever-welcome Olivia Colman, and Heartstopper quickly became a popular phenomenon. Both the actors are getting fam day by day currently millions of followers on Instagram respectively, while Heartstopper is placed in the Top 10 on Netflix in 54 countries and causes a surge in sales of original comics. Before developing the series herself, Oseman published a Heartstopper webcomic, and it spawned into a series of graphic novels that have served as direct sources for the series, another big hit for Netflix in recent weeks.
With all this, it is not surprising that the platform, which is going through a difficult time due to the loss of subscribers, has decided to strengthen what works in its catalog and renew Heartstopper. And not for a single season, but for two. See-Saw Films will be able to start work directly on two batches of episodes, again counting on the participation of Connor and Locke while completing the adaptation of Oseman’s work.