The television adaptation of the 2018 feature film Love, Simon (itself inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda), the new Hulu series Love, Victor 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 Blue (Keiynan Lonsdale, from the film) to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.
The series was originally planned for Disney+ after it absorbed 20th Century Fox last year (who distributed the feature film) but worries over the show’s sexual content moved it to Hulu, where Disney owns a substantial stake.
The series stars Michael Cimino (Annabelle Comes Home), Ana Ortiz (“Whiskey Cavalier,” “Ugly Betty”), James Martinez (“One Day at a Time”), Isabella Ferreira (“Orange is the New Black”), Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson (“This Is Us”), Bebe Wood (“The Real O’Neal’s,” “The New Normal”), George Sear (“Will,” “Into the Badlands”), Anthony Turpel (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Mason Gooding (Booksmart).
The film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker (“This Is Us“) and Elizabeth Berger (“This Is Us“) serve as executive producers alongside Brian Tanen (Grand Hotel), Jason Ensler (“The Passage”), Isaac Klausner (The Hate U Give), Marty Bowen (First Man), Adam Fishbach (“Narcos”), Wyck Godfrey (“I, Robot”), Pouya Shahbazian (Divergent) and Adam Londy. 20th Century Fox Television serves as the studio.
Love, Victor will premiere with all 10 episodes on June 19, only on Hulu. Here is the trailer.