The long-awaited spinoff series of the 2018 film Love, Simon is finally here! Cheekily titled, Love, Victor, the show follows Michael Cimino as Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School who, similarly to Nick Robinson's Simon Spier (who will return as the show's narrator), is on a journey of self-discovery.
Much like the book-to-movie adaptation, Love, Victor stars a high schooler coming to terms with his sexual identity. The titular Victor struggles with challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and exploring his identity in a way he never has before. Hulu dropped a sweet first look at the series that features a job interview turned meet-cute that goes awry thanks to a milk steamer. Anyone who has ever had an unrequited crush can totally relate to Victor's fumble when confronted with his classmate, Benji (George Sear), who happens to be the coffee shop's assistant manager. Not only does Benji have a floppy mane that would put '90s heartthrobs to shame, but he's also alarmingly charming which makes the seemingly simple task of making a latte go left when it's Victor turn at the machine.
The brief peek is the perfect introduction to the Hulu series, promising a sweet and relatable coming-of-age (and possibly coming out) story. Though the show made headlines for jumping streamers after moving from Disney+ to Hulu due to "adult themes," the narrative remains the same. Viewers will follow Victor as he navigates the highs and lows of high school, understanding his sexuality, and figuring out if and how he wants to come out to the world. In addition to Cimino and Robinson, the ten-episode series also stars James Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Isabella Ferreira, and Mateo Fernandez to flesh out Victor's colourful and complex world, from his loving family to his new friends and first crushes. Love, Victor premieres on Hulu on June 19.