Heartstopper fans, we have good and bad news.

Writer and creator of the beloved comics, Alice Oseman, has given a major update on the future of the series.⁠

Netflix’s highly-anticipated queer teen romance, Heartstopper, is based on Oseman’s championed webcomic and graphic novel of the same name.

Following the love story between the openly gay overthinker Charlie Spring (Joe) and buoyant rugby player Nick Nelson (Connor), the series is a light and joyous watch featuring little in the way of trauma and conflict, and that’s exactly what young queer people coming to terms with their sexuality or gender identity need to see.

In a tweet shared on 5 April, Oseman wrote, “Heartstopper Volume 5 will be released on November 9th 2023 in the UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand.. and there will be a Vol 6, the final Heartstopper volume!”⁠

That’s right, we know when Volume 5 is finally on the shelves, but Nick and Charlie’s journey as we know it is coming to an end with Volume 6!⁠

In a video released on their Instagram, Oseman says Volume 5 will “see the Heartstopper gang looking towards the future” as summer approaches, with Charlie “working really hard on his mental health” while Nick is “having a little bit of a crisis” about university.⁠


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