Heartstopper Trailer Reveals A Sweet Coming Of Age Story

Netflix has released a new trailer for Heart stroke, an upcoming coming-of-age series about two young boys who find love in each other. Featuring Joe Locke and Kit Connorthe series will explore the challenges queer kids face in high school while discovering their place in the world.

The trailer follows Charlie Spring (Locke), a young gay man trying to manage his identity at a British high school. It is there that he meets rugby player Nick (Connor), a new classmate who immediately catches Charlie’s attention. Charlie is convinced that Nick is more than a lover and could be the love of his life. There’s only one problem, because Nick appears to be straight. Despite everything, Charlie won’t give up without a fight, especially since Nick seems to want to get closer to Charlie. So, to find out if he and Nick can be together or not, Charlie joins the rugby team.

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The series is based on a bestselling online comic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Osmanand Heart strokeit is trailer teases how the adaptation will pay homage to the original medium. For example, the series features transitions that look like overlapping comic book panels or even split-screen effects that mimic a comic book page. It’s a nice touch that helps elevate the series above other teen series by giving it a unique aesthetic.


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Just like in the series’ first teaser, the new trailer also highlights just how Heart stroke won’t shy away from exploring the barriers queer people face when trying to figure out who they are. In Charlie and Nick’s case, it takes the form of judgment from friends and family and cruel expectations of what it means to be a man. Nevertheless, Heart strokeThe trailer for maintains an optimistic view of love, promising that the series will uphold everyone’s right to love as they wish.

Heart stroke also stars Yasmine Finney, Guillaume Gao, Corinne Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Sebastien Croft, Tobie Donovanand Rhea Norwood. The series comes from the production company See Saw Films and is produced by patrick walters. The show is created and written by the author of the original graphic novel Osman, with Euro Lyn serving as director.

Here is the official synopsis of Heart stroke:

Teenagers Charlie and Nick discover their unlikely friendship could be something more as they navigate between school and young love in this coming-of-age series.

Netflix presents the eight episodes of Heart stroke April 22. Check out the trailer and new images below:


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