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How Heartstopper Sets Up Season 2

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The following contains spoilers for Heartstopper Season 1, available now on Netflix.

Heart stroke hasn’t been streaming on Netflix for a long time, but it’s already getting a lot of attention. He has a score of 100 percent on rotten tomatoes; he trended regularly on Twitter; it has also remained consistently in Netflix’s Top 10 worldwide since the release of its eight-episode first season. With Heart stroke‘s massive impact, it’s likely at this point that Netflix will renew it for a second season. Heart stroke has set up season 2 so that there are plenty of plot points to explore if the show is renewed.


Heart stroke is based on a webcomic that has since been published as a graphic novel series by Alice Oseman. There are currently four volumes of Heart stroke released, with the fifth and final volume due out in 2023. The TV show has only covered Volumes 1 and 2 so far, so there’s still plenty of content from the graphic novels for the show to explore. Additionally, the show has set up many of its own storylines that can still develop in Season 2.

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At the end of season 1 of Heart stroke, Nick and Charlie are officially boyfriends. When the season finale happens, they have been secretly dating for several episodes, and Charlie nearly breaks up with Nick. Nick grabs Charlie’s hand in front of the rest of the school, and then they go to talk. Charlie shares his concerns about Nick’s life being ruined, but Nick then expresses his feelings for Charlie. Nick tells Charlie that his life is better because of him. They then officially become a couple, and Nick introduces himself to his mother as bisexual. In Season 2, now that the rest of the school knows Charlie and Nick are together, they’ll both likely come to terms with being a public couple.


In the graphic novel that Heart stroke is based on, Truham and Higgs take a joint school trip to Paris in Volume 3. This trip includes the introduction of Mr. Farouk – a love interest for Mr. Ajayi – as well as Tao and Elle officially reuniting. Tao and Elle’s relationship was hinted at throughout Season 1, and it’s clear that they have feelings for each other. This relationship is likely to happen slowly, however, as both have expressed concerns about the friendship being ruined. Yes Heart stroke continues to follow the graphic novels in season 2, then Tao and Elle will become a couple in the next season. Other plot points in Volume 3 include the appearance of Nick’s brother and Nick’s appointment as captain of the rugby team.


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Tara and Darcy have now been a couple on social media since the end of season 1. All their friends know they are together, and they remain a solid couple. Volume 3 of Heart stroke The graphic novels explore Darcy’s relationship with her family in more detail, which could be part of Season 2. Tara will likely continue to deal with other people’s reactions to her sexuality and relationship, as she did in the season 1. Nick, Charlie, Tara, Darcy, Tao, Elle and Isaac’s friendship group is sure to continue to bond with each other. Tao might even end up liking – or at least tolerating – Nick in Season 2.


Heart stroke has yet to be renewed for a second season, but there will hopefully and likely be an announcement coming in the next few months. It’s a powerful coming-of-age show that’s one of the best things to watch on Netflix right now. In the meantime, in addition to new shows premiering in May, all eight episodes of Season 1 are available to stream and rewatch on Netflix.

All eight episodes of Season 1 of Heartstopper are now streaming on Netflix.


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