Before writing Heartstopper, Alice Oseman wrote Solitaire. It was a graphic novel starring Tori Spring, Charlie's sister, and a certain Michael Holden, who happened to have a very important role in his life at a time of absolute loneliness. In other words, it was the work that, after being expanded, served to tell the story of Charlie and Nick in a literary spin-off that Netflix should adapt to television. And finally, readers will be able to see what this Michael Holden is like on screen since Oseman has introduced her actor to society.
The actor hired is Darragh Hand, who this year has participated in two other British series, Grace and Silent Witness. “In addition to appearing in the Heartstopper graphic novels, Michael (like Tori) is one of the main characters in my first novel, Solitaire. "So I was very nervous and excited to start looking for our Michael!" Oseman reported with the first official image of Hand with Jenny Walser, the actress who plays Charlie's sister.
“Michael is quirky, an eccentric optimist like a ray of light, and it was a challenge to find someone who truly channeled the Michael of the books. But then Darragh arrived and warmed our hearts, made us laugh a lot, and was perfectly complemented by Jenny Walser's Tori Spring," he explained about the process of finding the ideal actor for the character who made his first appearance in the Heartstopper literary universe. in 2014.
This means that Heartstopper is in full production on the third season, which is expected in 2024, with a little luck for the summer, when it will be one year since the second season aired. It focuses on Charlie (Joe Locke), a teenager who was bullied in high school, and his friendship and subsequent love relationship with Nick (Kit Connor), a popular and athletic boy who discovers his bisexuality when he feels more than just friendship for his classmate. study.
The merit of Heartstopper as an audiovisual work is based on the positive and even pedagogical reference it offers to new generations, being an example of emotional responsibility, and also for naturally treating male bisexuality, often mistreated in audiovisuals.