Netflix’s “Heartstopper” Creator Alice Oseman just received a huge accomplishment and we’re screaming in excitement for her!
Alice Oseman was nominated for a BAFTA in the category of “Best Writing: Drama” for Heartstopper.
Winners will be announced on April 23rd.
Via: Heartstopper Brazil:
“In her first script for television, Alice Oseman has already won an Emmy and was nominated for a BAFTA, two of the biggest awards in the world, and she can still win this second one for Heartstopper!”
Huge congratulations to Alice!
Heartstopper tells the story of Nick and Charlie, two British teens at an all-boys grammar school. Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, one day are made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realized. Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger.
See-Saw Films executive producer Patrick Walters added: “Heartstopper is a show that celebrates individuality, promotes acceptance and above all puts a smile on your face. This cast does exactly that, bringing heart, humour and complexity to their roles.”
The series is written by Oseman and directed by Sherlock and Doctor Who helmer Euros Lyn. The executive producers are Walters, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman for See-Saw. Lyn also executive produces, as does Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta, who left See-Saw earlier this year to launch 60Forty Films. Zorana Piggott is producing.
Heartstopper originally was launched as a web comic via Tumblr and Tapas before subsequently being published by Hachette Children’s Group. There are many book volumes in the series.