“Heartstopper” fans have plenty to celebrate today. Charlie and Nick of the Netflix’s queer teen hit series, is set to return for a second and third season. Netflix confirmed the news on Friday that that the series has beeen renewed for two more seasons.
Produced by See-Saw Films, the live-action adaptation of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper graphic novel began airing only recently on April 22, 2022.
The writer and creator of both the show and the webcomic/graphic novel, Alice Oseman, revealed the renewal via the Netflix blog, drawing the stories’ lead characters along with a message that said
“Two more seasons,” the writer and creator of both the show and the webcomic/graphic novel, Alice Oseman reveals on the Netflix blog. “We were overjoyed with the global reaction to Heartstopper and can’t wait to continue the story with two more seasons,” Oseman added.
“Heartstopper” features the developing friendship between an openly gay teen Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) and popular school rugby player Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) which the former has affection for while attending an all-boys grammar school.
The series is an instant global hit for Netflix, reaching the top 10 in more than 50 countries, and currently holds 100% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Gardener Recordings has announced the upcoming release of Russian Doll: Seasons 1 & 2 (Music From The Netflix Original Series) by Joe Wong. The recordings is set to be available April 20th on all major digital platforms, coinciding with the Season Two launch on Netflix.
“In many ways, we think of ‘Russian Doll’ as a musical, with the score serving to bridge and guide us through the rollercoaster of Nadia’s puzzle box adventure,” notes Natasha Lyonne, the show’s co-creator.
Composed by Joe Wong – who has worked on some of Netflix’s biggest hits including Master Of None and the To All the Boys…franchise, and their critically lauded The Midnight Gospel, the album consists of his dream-like original score with highlights from the breakout first season and the highly anticipated second season.
The first season of Russian Doll follows a woman named Nadia who is caught in a time loop as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly, always restarting at the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out what is happening to her. Season Two is set four years after Nadia and Alan saved each other and escaped the time loop in Season One — but now they’re stuck in a new kind of loop. This season, Nadia and Alan discover an unexpected time portal that sends them both on an era-spanning adventure through the past. The two must search for a way out of the loop together.
The Power of the Dog
It was a big day for “The Power of The Dog”, with the film winning the top prize at the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards. Netflix’s Western drama also won best director for Jane Campion.
Based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name, the Western psychological drama came into the night with eight nominations.
The ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in London also brought Warner Bros plenty to celebrate, as its sci-fi epic “Dune” dominated in the technical categories categories, five trophies which is the most for the night. The film won for Production Design, Special Visual Effects, Cinematography, Sound and Original Score.
For the top acting cateogires, Joanna Scanlan won leading actress for After Love, and Will Smith won best actor for King Richard.
This year’s BAFTA Awards, which was hosted by Rebel Wilson, saw the return of a full in person ceremony, after last year’s mostly virtual show.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
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Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman
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Deploy Cavill’s tips to develop your own growth strategy in 2020
Lest you think that Henry Cavill talks constantly about how hard he works (“Actor Does Job Shock!”), know that he is far from solipsistic. “I’m so proud of my team, because I expect a high standard of myself and they matched that,” he says. In conversation, Cavill constantly gives props to his colleagues, from the “incredible stunt performers” to his hairdresser, Jackie (“We all worked long hours on that job, but he took the wig home with her”).
The scars on his ripped abs that he posted on Instagram (caption: “When you take work home with you”) were thankfully just make-up. But doing his own stunts did bring occupational hazards. “Because I was training hard in the gym throughout the whole process, it became difficult for any injuries to heal.
You stress the muscles so much when you’re super-dehydrated and tired at the end of the day that little things can happen, like muscle pulls, which never quite go away.”