After weeks of nothing but cancellations and tough reveals about subscriber losses, Netflix finally got to share some good news — it’s renewing Heartstopper for two more seasons.
The teen drama was a critical hit for the streaming giant, earning a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while audiences flocked there too (the show reached Netflix’s top 10 in 54 countries).
Along with being a hit with viewers and critics, Heartstopper has also exploded on social media. It shot straight to the top of Variety’s trending TV charts in its first week of release, with over a million Twitter engagements, and stayed there for another four weeks.
Her hashtag, #heartstopper, has also amassed over 4.3 billion views on TikTok.
With numbers and reactions like that, Netflix is normally quick to confirm more seasons, but it took streaming service executives nearly a month to greenlight another run. Luckily, they’ve now taken action, confirming not one, but two more seasons of the hit show.
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Heartstopper is a coming-of-age drama adapted from the webtoon comic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. Set in the fictional Truham Grammar High School in England, the story follows student Charlie Spring, who falls in love with his classmate Nick Nelson. We follow the couple’s evolving feelings and the lives of their friends and relatives caught up in the drama.
The show’s first season was adapted from the first two volumes of Oseman’s graphic novel series. There are two more volumes already released, and a fifth and final episode is slated for the coming months, which you’d imagine will form the narrative basis for subsequent seasons. Unless Netflix doesn’t want more, that’s what it could do…
Analysis: Why did it take Netflix so long to say yes?
Bearing in mind that Netflix renewed Bridgerton for four months before the premiere of the second season, it seemed like an eternity for Heartstopper’s already dedicated fan base to wait before it was confirmed that more seasons were on. on the way.
Netflix has admittedly spent the last month in a world of pain. The company was forced to lay off 150 employees, confirm an end to password sharing and cancel a slew of projects, both live and in development, so perhaps caution over Heartstopper’s renewal was part of this process.
Either way, it’s good for Netflix to have good news, and it’s likely to be a renewal that will make a lot of people very, very happy.