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Netflix UK orders Heartstopper; renews Bridgerton

January 21, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Netflix UK has commissioned Heartstopper, a new 8-part live action series from See-Saw Films.

Heartstopper started out as a web-comic in 2016, and has also been released as a series on graphic novels. The story follows Charlie Spring from the moment he meets Nick Nelson, and how they eventually fall in love.

In a blog post, Netflix commented: “We knew we were being pitched something incredible the first time See-Saw introduced us to the creator and artist/writer behind Heartstopper, Alice Oseman. It was clear right away that Alice not only had created these brilliant and emotionally engaging characters, but the world they populated was relatable yet somehow aspirational. The whole thing is just so poignant and beautifully crafted. To tell a love story between two boys who meet at school involves such vision and creative focus, Alice has absolutely delivered this here.”

Additionally, period drama Bridgerton, from Shondaland and creator Chris Van Dusen, has been renewed for a second season by Netflix. The first season has proven a big heat for the streamer.

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