Coming of age. It’s something that we all experience, and for as long as we can remember, filmmakers have been tapping into the universal experiences of characters realising who they are.
It’s a rich tradition and one that Heartstopper on Netflix respects and understands.
The series premiered on Netflix on Friday, April 22nd 2022 and introduced us into the lives of Nick and Charlie, two friends who begin to question whether their feelings for one another are deeper than they thought.
After eight episodes you’ll be left clamouring for more, and fortunately, the pair’s journey continues on the page.
Before you dive back into their story, how many volumes of Heartstopper are there?
How many volumes of Heartstopper are there?
There are four volumes of the Heartstopper graphic novel in total, although Den of Geek reports that a fifth and final volume is scheduled for release in February 2023.
The graphic novel was written by Alice Oseman, who also developed the Netflix series, and the first of the four was released in 2018.
Subsequent volumes have been released yearly.
For those of you wondering how many volumes season 1 of the series covers, it’s the first two. Taking this into consideration, it’s likely that season 2 would serve as an adaptation of volumes 3 and 4.
Where to read the Heartstopper graphic novels
You can purchase all of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper graphic novels on the author’s official website.
You can choose to be redirected to either Amazon, Waterstones, or Bookshop.org from there.
Alternatively, you can check out Heartstopper as a webtoon on Webtoons.com, a popular hub for digital comics.
‘The way I write graphic novels is very similar to a script’
During a conversation with Newsweek, Alice opened up about adapting her project from the page to the screen:
“It was challenging, in some ways, easy in others. Like the way I write graphic novels is very similar to a script because it’s pictures, so I write the dialogue kind of in the same format as you would write a script. So learning how to write a script in that way was quite easy. But the challenge of it was that some things that work for comics just won’t work for TV.”
She continued: “The main thing being that the comics are quite short, like the story is quite short, so to fill up a whole season of TV we had to expand the story and add in lots of small subplots, and more about other characters that aren’t in the comics.”
Heartstopper is now streaming on Netflix.