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Heartstopper season 3 release date and first trailer

Heartstopper poster: Charlie and Nick hold hands and look at one another

Netflix’s hit show Heartstopper is on its way back with season three, released on Netflix on 3 October.

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The acclaimed series is inspired by the graphic novel by Alice Oseman, who acts as writer and producer.

Following the first season in 2022, Netflix quickly confirmed not one but TWO more seasons.

Heartstopper Season 3 Episode 1 script cover

Kit Connor and Joe Locke will be back to reprise their lead roles as Nick and Charlie .

Alice Oseman, Creator & Writer, said: “I cannot wait for the third season of Heartstopper to be released in October. Season two ended with Nick beginning to understand the extent of Charlie’s mental health issues, and it’s this that will drive the story through season three.

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“While Heartstopper will always celebrate the joyful and point towards hope, I’m really excited that we are allowing the tone of the show to mature alongside our beloved characters growing up.

“Mental health, sex, university ambitions and more: Nick, Charlie, and the Heartstopper teens are getting older, learning more about themselves and each other, and experiencing new desires, new fears, and new joys as they approach adulthood.”

As for what to expect from the next set of episodes, we already know that Ben (played by Sebastian Croft) will not appear.

Meanwhile, Eddie Marsan (Back to Black and Ray Donovan), Hayley Atwell (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Captain America: The First Avenger) and Jonathan Bailey (Fellow Travelers and Bridgerton) join the cast of Heartstopper S3.

Alice Oseman, Creator & Writer, said: “I am incredibly excited to be welcoming three new cast members to the Heartstopper family. Hayley Atwell joins the Nelson family as Nick’s Aunt Diane, who takes Nick on a summer holiday to Menorca and has some tough advice to impart about his relationship.

“Eddie Marsan will be portraying a beloved character from the graphic novels: Geoff, Charlie’s wise and straight-talking therapist. And lastly, Jonathan Bailey will be making a cameo appearance as Jack Maddox, an Instagram-famous classicist and celebrity crush of Charlie.

“It was an absolute joy to see Hayley, Eddie, and Jonathan’s talent alongside our existing cast, and I can’t wait for the Heartstopper fans to meet these new characters.”

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There’s no trailer yet – but watch this space!

Speaking previously about renewing the series for two more seasons, executive producer Patrick Walters said: “We put so much love into the making of Heartstopper so to reassemble the team for two more seasons is a dream come true.

“I’m forever grateful to Alice Oseman for entrusting us with this beautiful, unique story that at its core seeks to uplift the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people. Stay tuned!”

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For now the first two seasons are available to stream on Netflix here.

A teaser shares: “Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. When gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick meet at secondary school, they quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance.”

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