What If?—it also features a stunning cast of fresh talent, from William Gao’s heartbreakingly earnest portrayal of straight, lonely teen Tao Xu to Corinna Brown’s take on out-teen lesbian Tara Jones.
But at the center of it all are Joe Locke and Kit Connor as the will they-won’t they (they will) couple Charlie and Nick. When Charlie, fresh off of a romantic disappointment with a Rugby player, starts falling for Nick, he’s convinced that his love interest is straight.
But as the series starts to peer into Nick’s perspective, we get a portrait of a tortured, questioning teen on the brink of the first real love story of his life.
INTO caught up with the boys on a bank holiday to talk about the life-changing experience that is “Heartstopper.” INTO: I imagine it’s pretty overwhelming to be at the center of this huge cultural happening right now.