A hit Netflix drama heavily filmed in the area has announced its release date.

Heartstopper, a coming-of-age romance following two school boys as they realise their friendship may be something more, has been using areas of Burnham, Windsor and Maidenhead for filming since 2021.

The highly anticipated third series wrapped filming in December.

Now Netflix has announced that Heartstopper will be back on our screens from October 3, 2024.

Residents may have seen filming taking place in the area in autumn and winter last year, when it was confirmed production had started on October 2.

Crews returned to the former E-ACT Burnham Park Academy where they had previously used the playing fields for sport scenes in the show.

However, this time round the school grounds were transformed into a fairground with ferris wheel and helter skelter.

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Other filming locations, made public after See Saw Films requested road closures in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, included the two homes of the main characters on Ashley Park in Maidenhead and St Marks Road in Windsor.

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These included at two homes in the borough used as the main character's homes.

A further closure was in place on Woodhurst Road on October 16 when the main characters, Kit Connor (Nick) and Joe Locke (Charlie) were filmed under a streetlight.

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Council leader Simon Werner, from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, previously welcomed the news of more filming. He said: “I’m delighted to see Netflix return to the Royal Borough to film Heartstopper.

"This is a high-profile production and, as a council, we’ve worked hard to develop and promote a film-friendly environment. 

"This helps support our local economy, promotes the area as a destination and, in turn, attracts visitors to our borough. 

"We’re liaising with Netflix on this production and since January we’ve supported 43 productions to film in our borough.”