Heartstopper Season 3 Coming This Fall

In May 2022, after a successful first season, Netflix renewed its queer teen romcom Heartstopper for two more seasons. Season 2 aired last summer, and Netflix announced today that season 3 will premiere in October of this year.

Heartstopper is based on the webcomic of the same name by Alice Oseman, which is in turn an extended reimagining of their 2015 novella Nick and Charlie, which in itself takes characters from Oseman’s 2014 novel Solitaire.

Like the previous two seasons, Heartstopper Season 3 will consist of eight episodes and focus on continuing and deepening the relationship between Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick’s (Kit Connor). The first season adapted the first volume of the webcomic; season 2 adapted volumes 2 and 3 as well as introducing some original content. It looks like season 3 will likely pull material from volume 4 and Solitaire.

Per Netflix, in season 3: “Charlie would like to tell Nick that he loves him. Nick also has something important to say to Charlie. As the summer holiday ends and the months race on, the friends begin to realize that the school year will come with both its joys and its challenges. As they learn more about each other and their relationships, plan social events and parties and start thinking about university choices, everyone must learn to lean on those they love when life doesn’t go to plan.”

While a fourth season has not yet been greenlit, it’s likely that there will still be material to adapt after season 3 is over. Assuming that season 3 only pulls from volume 4, that still leaves two volumes that can be made into a final season. Volume 5, where Charlie and Nick take their relationship to the next level, published in December 2023. A sixth and final volume is still to come.

Locke hinted that a season 4 was happening back in December, when he shared photos from filming with the caption “bye for now charlie warlie x” on his Instagram stories. After, he made a follow-up post where he apologized to Netflix and promised to stop.

I’d like to hope that a fourth and final season is a given. But this is Netflix, and we can’t take anything for granted. So I at least hope that the third season ends in a satisfying enough way that if we don’t get a final season, I won’t want to riot in the streets.

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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