‘Heartstopper’ Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix’s Heartstopper Season 3 is headed back to the small screen in the fall of 2024, perfect timing for the cartoon embellishments like leaves blowing in the breeze and the overall cozy feeling of the young adult series.

The swoon-worthy show has also made some casting additions ahead of its third season, which will incorporate events based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel series, which contains five books. Oseman has previously spoken about more serious themes that will continue in the next installment of Heartstopper.

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Read on for everything we know about Heartstopper Season 3:

When does Heartstopper Season 3 come out?

Netflix revealed in May that Heartstopper Season 3 will arrive October 3, 2024.

How many episodes are in Heartstopper Season 3?

Season 3 will unfold in eight episodes.

Who is in Heartstopper Season 3?

Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) and Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) will return for Season 3 in addition to Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell and Tobie Donovan. First look photos teased the return of star couples and other characters in Season 3.

New faces this season will include Darragh Hand as Michael Holden, a character from Oseman’s Solitairebook. Holden also appears in the Heartstopper books. Oseman said Hand “perfectly complimented Jenny Walser’s Tori Spring,” when she posted the news on Instagram. In Netlfix’s announcement video, Walser hinted at Tori making a new friend in addition to a greater window into her world and how Charlie’s struggles affect her.

At the end of April, the streamer also announced the additions of Jonathan Bailey (Fellow Travelers, Bridgerton), Haley Atwell (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part OneCaptain America: The First Avenger) and Eddie Marsan (Back to BlackRay Donovan).

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Netflix revealed in July on Instagram that Oliver Spring will also make a brief appearance in Season 3. The character, played by Jensen Clayden, is the younger cousin of Charlie and Tori Spring.

Bailey will make a cameo as Jack Maddox, an Instagram-famous classicist and celebrity crush of Charlie in the books. Haley Atwell will portray Nick’s Aunt Diane, who has some tough words of wisdom for his relationship when they go on holiday in Menorca. Marsan will play Charlie’s therapist Geoff.

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Olivia Colman, who portrayed Nick’s mother previously, will sadly not be reprising her role in Season 3.

Olivia Colman in ‘Heartstopper’
Olivia Colman in ‘Heartstopper’

What is Heartstopper Season 3 About?

“Charlie would like to tell Nick that he loves him. Nick also has something important to say to Charlie. As the summer holiday ends and the months race on, the friends begin to realize that the school year will come with both its joys and its challenges,” the official logline reads. “As they learn more about each other and their relationships, plan social events and parties and start thinking about university choices, everyone must learn to lean on those they love when life doesn’t go to plan.”

Series creator and author of the graphic novels Alice Oseman summarized the transition between themes and seasons with the Season 3 announcement.

“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,” series creator Alice Oseman Oseman told Netflix’s Tudum. “While Heartstopper will always celebrate the joyful and point towards hope, 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: Nick, Charlie, and the Heartstopper teens are getting older, learning more about themselves and each other, and experiencing new desires, new fears, and new joys as they approach adulthood.”

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