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Heartstopper’s Sebastian Croft gets messy in How to Date Billy Walsh first-look images

"A large amount of this film is me being covered in different foods / generally thrown about"

By Alastair James

Sebastian Croft as Archie
Sebastian Croft as Archie (Image: Prime Video)

Heartstopper star Sebastian Croft is looking a little messy in the first-look images Prime Video has released for How to Date Billy Walsh.

The British high school rom-com will premiere on Prime Video in September. As well as Croft as Archie, it stars Bridgerton‘s Charithra Chandran and Cobra Kai‘s Tanner Buchanan.

They play Amelia and Billy respectively.

Posting about the images on Instagram on Monday (26 June) Sebastian wrote: “yes a large amount of this film is me being covered in different foods / generally thrown about”

He referenced the images of Archie covered in what appears to be cake in one picture and spaghetti in another. He doesn’t look happy in either surprisingly.

The film’s synopsis reads: “Teenagers Amelia (Charithra Chandran) and Archie (Sebastian Croft) have been best friends since childhood.

“Archie has always been there to fight Amelia’s battles and laugh at her jokes all whilst keeping his lifelong love for her a secret.

“Just when he builds up the courage to declare his feelings, Amelia falls head over heels for Billy Walsh (Tanner Buchanan), the new American transfer student.

“Heartbroken Archie goes to great lengths to try and keep Amelia and Billy away from each other but ends up pushing them closer together and risks losing his best friend in the process.”

Kunal Nayyar, Nick Frost, Guz Khan, Lucy Punch, and Daisy Jelley round out the cast.

Sebastian Croft plays Ben Hope in Netflix’s Heartstopper. He will reprise the role for the show’s second season due out on 3 August.

Update: How to Date Billy Walsh is now set for release in 2024.