Heartstopper Season 3 is coming. That much has already been confirmed. But that’s still abstract. Yes, it’s coming, but when?
Sure, Season 2 literally just hit our screens. But when fans love something, they want more of the thing they love. And fans sure love Heartstopper — and that includes us! Thankfully, the good news is, though there is no set return date for the show, writer Alice Oseman confirmed to EW that she is actively writing Season 3 right now (though it’s important to remember there is a strike!), adding that getting the S3 renewal with S2 helped with the planning.
“I could set things up safely in season 2 knowing that we would be able to get to it in season 3, which is not a luxury that I had in season 1. I really wanted season 1 to feel like it had an ending just in case we didn’t get any more. There’s truly nothing I hate more than a show that gets canceled on a cliffhanger,” Oseman said. And we truly, truly appreciate her for that. We feel this in our souls.
And going forward, there’s so much Oseman is happy to play around with — and expand, especially with the supporting characters. This is very exciting for us as fans …even if we might have to wait a bit. Because eh, you know, strikes. Which are more important in the grand scheme of things than the shows we love. Writers and actors deserve to get paid fairly, and that is something we all have to remember. And if we’re feeling sad about not getting to experience something — let us try to take 5 steps back and think about the people who make the thing we love.
The best way to support them is to remember that their art is not more important than who they are as people — and they can only make their art (that we get to enjoy) if they can get to exist as people in a respectful, safe environment where they are supported and valued.
Hopefully, Alice Oseman can get back to giving Season 3 of Heartstopper her full attention soon, and hopefully, it’s because the WGA and SAG-AFTRA get the deals they deserve. Simple as that. While that happens, we will miss the content, but support the people who make it wholeheartedly.