Heartstopper star Sebastian Croft has landed a lead role in the upcoming teen rom-com How To Date Billy Walsh.

According to Deadline, the Doom Patrol actor is starring alongside Bridgerton’s Charithra Chandran and He’s All That star Tanner Buchanan. 

The film, which is directed by Alex Sanjiv Pillai, is set to follow childhood best friends Amelia (Chandran) and Archie (Croft), whose lives change after the unexpected arrival of American transfer student Billy Walsh (Buchanan).

“Archie has always been there to fight Amelia’s battles, laugh at her jokes, whilst constantly striving for her love and affection. Archie has been in love with his best friend for as long as he can remember,” the official synopsis reads.

“Just when he builds up the courage to declare his feelings, Amelia falls head over heels for Billy Walsh (Buchanan), the new American transfer student.

“Heartbroken Archie goes to great lengths to try and keep Amelia and Billy away from each other, but ends up pushing them closer together and risks losing his best friend at the same time.” 

Kunal Nayyar, Nick Frost, Guz Khan, Lucy Punch and newcomer Daisy Jelley are also expected to appear in the Alexander J Farrell and Greer Ellison-penned comedy. 

Shortly after the film was announced, Croft took to social media to express his excitement over the project. 

“I’m very very very excited for you all to meet these characters,” he wrote alongside a cast photo. “Also, me playing a character you don’t have to hate??? Surely not…” 

Tushar Jindal, Head of Film Acquisition at Prime Video UK, echoed similar sentiments in his own statement. 

“We are thrilled to be working alongside Future Artists Entertainment on the third British film to be produced by Prime Video,” Jindal said. 

“How To Date Billy Walsh features an incredibly exciting, young and diverse cast that have already made a mark internationally.” 

CEO of Future Artists Entertainment Matt Williams added: “How To Date Billy Walsh is such an exciting film to be making with Prime Video. 

“This is an opportunity to create a new instalment in the High School Rom-Com genre but completely refresh it with a unique British sense of humour and it’s elevated by the amazing team we’ve managed to gather both in-front and behind the camera.”

As of this writing, a release date for the film has yet to be announced.