Release date for third season of ‘Heartstopper’ confirmed
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Release date for third season of 'Heartstopper' confirmed

After the first season of Heartstopper was released on Netflix in 2022, the show found instant acclaim and a dedicated following, receiving praise for its depiction of LGBTQ+ youth. Two seasons later, a release date for the third season has finally been shared. 

The series follows Joe Locke’s Charlie Spring and Kit Connor’s Nick Nelson, two British high schoolers who form a relationship. While Charlie doesn’t hide his sexuality, Nick only comes to realise that he might be bisexual during the show. 

As the pair’s love story is explored, we also witness their relationships with their friends, whose personal lives are part of the series. Alongside Locke and Nelson, Heartstopper features actors like Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Jenny Walser, Tobie Donovan, and Kizzy Edgell. 

Ever since season two was released in August 2023, fans have desperately been waiting for season three, which will follow on from the cliffhanger ending where Charlie and Nick almost said ‘I love you’.

Netflix has finally announced that Heartstopper season three will be released on October 3rd, 2024, with all the episodes available to stream at once. There will be some new cast members, like Jonathan Bailey, playing a professor who Charlie fancies, while some others, such as Olivia Colman, Nick’s mother, will not be returning. 

Talking to Netflix, Alice Oseman, the creator of Heartstopper, revealed: “Season 2 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 3.” 

She also added, “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.” 

A teaser clip for the new season has been shared, which features a snippet of a brand new Billie Eilish song, ‘Birds of a Feather’, which will appear on her upcoming album, Hit Me Hard and Soft, set for release on May 17th. 

In the clip, Charlie rehearses how he’s going to drop the four-letter word to Nick, twiddling his fingers as he practises lines like “You don’t have to say it back yet.” Then, he’s interrupted by his sister, who urges him to tell him as soon as possible. There’s palpable tension as Charlie opens the door and sees Nick standing there, with the show’s signature cartoon overlays teasing Charlie’s desire to tell Nick how he feels. 

Watch the teaser clip below.