The Netflix series Heartstopper will feature a new character that serves as a fan favourite. Season three of the show will see Darragh Hand play Michael Holden, the main character in Alice Oseman’s novel Solitaire.
“Now some of you already figured this out, but for those who didn’t, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Darragh Hand as Michael Holden to the Heartstopper family for S3,” Oseman wrote on Instagram.
The author continued, “As well as appearing in the Heartstopper graphic novels, Michael — along with Tori — is one of the main characters in my first ever novel, Solitaire.”
Solitaire takes place in the same universe as the Heartstopper books, so Michael’s inclusion makes perfect sense, especially for fans of the novels.
“So, I was very nervous and excited to begin the search for our Michael,” Oseman wrote. “Michael is a quirky, eccentric optimist with a sunshine disposition, and it was a challenge to find someone who I felt truly channeled Michael from the books.”
She signed off on the matter, “But then Darragh came along and warmed our hearts, made us all laugh so much, and perfectly complimented Jenny Walser’s Tori Spring. I can’t wait for you to meet Michael in season 3!!”
Season two of Heartstopper is available to stream on Netflix.