Disney’s Love, Simon series that was originally set for Disney+ has now been moved to the studios other streamer Hulu with the new title Love, Victor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy series features more adult themes that the studio felt was better suited for Hulu and not the more family friendly Disney+. The studio reportedly has tons of confidence in the 10 episode series that a writers room is already been open for a second season.
Love, Victor will make its debut during Pride month in June and centers around Victor, another student at Creekwood High School. (The same school as the 2018 Fox 2000 film featuring Nick Robinson.) The Disney+-turned-Hulu take follows Victor on his own excursion of self-revelation, confronting difficulties at home, acclimating to another city and battling with his sexual orientation.
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Star of the original film Nick Robinson is on board as producer and narrator of the series. Michael Cimino stars as Victor, Alongside Michael is Ana Ortiz who plays Victor’s loving mother, James Martinez as Armando, Victor’s father. Mateo Fernandez as Adrian, Victor’s adorable, good-natured little brother, Bebe Wood as Lake, Mia’s quirky and social media-obsessed best friend, George Sear as Benji, Victor’s confident and charming classmate, Anthony Turpel as Felix, Victor’s lanky, awkward new neighbor, and Mason Gooding as Andrew, Creekwood’s cocky and popular basketball-loving jock. Sophia Bush has also joined the cast in a recurring role.
The series comes from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie as well. Aptaker and Berger wrote and executive produces the new series. Joining them as executive producers will be Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Pouya Shahbazian, Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Adam Fishbach, and Wyck Godfrey. Amy York Rubin directs the first episode of the series while her creative partner, Pilar Boehm, co-executive produces.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter