Love, Simon was one of the sweetest surprises of 2018. The Greg Berlanti-directed adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, did well both critically and commercially and has led to a further expansion of the on-screen world.
Last year, Hulu announced they would be making a TV show sequel called Love, Victor for Disney+. In February, it was announced it would actually premiere on Hulu, which is also under the Disney corporate umbrella.
While the TV series does not boast Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti behind the camera in that same role, it does have Love, Simon screenwriters Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Aptaker and Berger created the series and wrote the first episode.
Here is everything else we know about Love, Victor…
Love, Victor Release Date
Love, Victor was originally set to premiere all 10 of its episodes on Hulu on June 19. Now, according to Deadline, Hulu is bumping up that release date to June 17 out of respect for the Juneteenth holiday. This June 19 marks the 155th year since slavery was abolished in the United States.
Love, Victor Trailer
Now, with its June launch just around the corner, we have the official trailer…
Love, Victor Cast
Love, Victor will follow a different main protagonist who goes to the same school Simon attended. Victor, played by Michael Cimino, will reach out to Simon for advice on how to navigate exploring his sexual identity in high school, but it seems like the story will mostly be separate from the one we saw in Love, Simon. Tonally, however, the series seems to maintain the same optimistic and earnest vibes of the film.
In addition to Cimino, Love, Victor also stars Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, and Mason Gooding. Nick Robinson, who starred as Simon in the feature film, is a producer on the series, which he also narrates.
Love, Victor Story
In a previous statement, Aptaker and Berger said of the opportunity: “Writing Love, Simon was one of the most profound and enjoyable experiences of our careers to date and we are beyond thrilled that we get to revisit this world and tell the story of Victor, a brand new Creekwood student, and his family and friends. We have a phenomenal group of writers with tremendously personal connections to the material crafting our episodes, and have assembled a dream team cast and crew to bring these stories to life, and cannot wait to share what we’re working on with the world.”
Read the full, official synopsis below…
“Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film LOVE, SIMON which was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.”