The new series is based on the 2018 film, stars Michael Cimino as a new student at Creekwood High School.
The trailer for Hulu’s Love, Victor makes it clear that the upcoming series is connected to its original source, the 2018 movie Love, Simon.
The show, is set to debut June 19 during Pride Month, and centers on Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School which is the same school featured in the film. In the clip, Victor, who is coming to terms with his sexuality, provides voiceover narration in the form of a letter to Simon (Nick Robinson).
The show was originally developed for Disney+ but moved to Hulu as it features more adult themes — including alcohol use and marital issues for parent characters in addition to sexual exploration. Disney execs also believed Love, Victor would fit better alongside other YA programming on Hulu like Looking for Alaska, PEN15 and Freeform’s Grown-ish, which also stream on that Hulu.
Love, Victor is the second show to debut on Hulu after being originally slated for Disney+. It follows High Fidelity in making the move; High Fidelity premiered in February on Hulu.
The screenwriters of Love, Simon, Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker serve as producers on Love, Victor. The film’s director, Greg Berlanti, is not involved, as the mega-producer has an exclusive overall deal at Warner Bros.
Love, Simon was released by Fox 2000 in 2018, and made history as the first movie from a major studio to focus on a gay teen romance.
Love, Victor also stars Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel and Mason Gooding. Along with Berger and Aptaker, executive producers are Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Isaac Klausner, Marty Bowen, Adam Fishbach, Wyck Godfrey, Pouya Shahbazian and Adam Londy.
All 10 episodes of Love, Victor will be available on June 19.