Published On: Sun, Apr 24th, 2022

Things We Saw Today: Netflix’s Adorable Queer YA Series ‘Heartstopper’ Will Win a Billion Fans

Netflix’s new series Heartstopper is already set to be a new jewel in the streamer’s crown and quite possibly the next social media sensation. The show, which dropped on March 22nd, 2022, is described as an “uplifting LGBTQ+ drama about teen friendship and young romance […] based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman,” and it already has a ready-made built-in audience. Oseman’s story began on Tumblr and as a webcomic; now, the Heartstopper novels have sold millions of copies. According to Oseman’s website, there have been over 52 million views of Heartstopper content online alone.

As you can see in the official trailer, Netflix’s adaptation of Heartstopper looks incredibly sweet and moving. Positive, complex, and upbeat depictions of queer sexuality and identity are at last on the rise in media, and Heartstopper looks set to do for a younger crowd what Our Flag Means Death just did for middle-aged pirates.

The Mary Sue

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