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Love, Victor is an American romantic comedy series created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, based on the 2018 movie adaptation, Love, Simon from Becky Albertalli novel, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It premiered on Hulu on June 17, 2020.

On August 2020, Hulu renewed the series for a second season,[2] that premiered on June 11, 2021.[3] On July 2021, it was renewed for a third season,[4] and on February 8, 2022, it was announced that it would be the last season.[5]

Synopsis

Season 1
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.
Season 2
The popular teen dramedy returns as season two finds a newly out-of-the-closet Victor entering his junior year at Creekwood High. But being out brings with it new challenges as Victor faces a family struggling with his revelation, a heartbroken ex-girlfriend in Mia, and the difficulties of being an openly gay star athlete — all while navigating the excitement of his relationship with Benji.
Season 3
This season finds Victor going on a journey of self-discovery — not only deciding who he wants to be with, but more broadly, who he wants to be. With their post-high-school-plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems that they must work through to make the best choices for their futures.[6]

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

  • AJ Carr as Teddy (season 1-2)
  • Charlie Hall as Kieran (season 1-2)
  • Kayla Divenere as Jenny (season 1-2)
  • Steven Heisler as Roger (season 1)
  • River Gallo as Kim (season 1)
  • Friday Chamberlain as Ivy (season 1)
  • Jason Collins as himself (season 1)
  • Will Drop as Wyatt (season 2)
  • Evee Bui as Nicole (season 2)
  • Sonia Mena as Lisa (season 2)
  • Carlie Hanson as Coryn (season 2)
  • David J. Castillo as Stevie (season 2)
  • Crystal Coney as Social Worker (season 2)[7]
  • Danell Leyva as Hank (season 2)[8]

Episodes

Season 1

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1.01 | June 17, 2020
Victor arrives at Creekwood a year after the events of LOVE, SIMON excited to start his new life.
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1.02 | June 17, 2020
After news of his Ferris wheel ride with Mia, Victor has an unexpected brush with popularity.
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1.03 | June 17, 2020
Determined to figure out his feelings, Victor asks Mia out on their first real date.
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1.04 | June 17, 2020
Victor and Pilar get to the bottom of what happened between Roger and their mom back in Texas.
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1.05 | June 17, 2020
With tensions high at home, Victor lets his family throw him a birthday party.
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1.06 | June 17, 2020
Victor is nervous when Mia says she wants to take their relationship to the next level.
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1.07 | June 17, 2020
Victor and Benji go on an unexpected road trip out of town.
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1.08 | June 17, 2020
Victor goes to visit Simon and see what it looks like to be out in New York.
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1.09 | June 17, 2020
Back in Atlanta, Victor starts to open up to his friends about what he's been feeling.
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1.10 | June 17, 2020
Determined to give Mia one last perfect night, Victor takes her to the Spring Fling.

Season 2

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2.01 | June 11, 2021
As summer break comes to an end, Victor grapples with his family's reaction to his coming out.
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2.02 | June 11, 2021
Back at school, Victor starts to lose his nerve about telling everyone he and Benji are a couple.
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2.03 | June 11, 2021
Now out at Creekwood, Victor faces some unexpected resistance from his basketball teammates.
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2.04 | June 11, 2021
On a weekend getaway, Victor and Benji hope to take their relationship to the next level.
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2.05 | June 11, 2021
Victor feels unsure of his place at Creekwood after quitting the basketball team.
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2.06 | June 11, 2021
Pilar's new friend Rahim reaches out to Victor for guidance. Victor and Isabel reach a boiling point.
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2.07 | June 11, 2021
Victor discovers a surprising secret Benji's been keeping.
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2.08 | June 11, 2021
After a confrontation with Isabel, tensions rise with Benji and Victor. Mia learns troubling news.
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2.09 | June 11, 2021
Feeling overwhelmed by his troubles, Victor cuts school with Rahim to let off steam.
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2.10 | June 11, 2021
At Harold's Wedding, Mia makes a bold decision, while Victor and Felix consider their futures.

Season 3

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3.01 | June 15, 2022
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3.02 | June 15, 2022
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3.03 | June 15, 2022
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3.04 | June 15, 2022
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3.05 | June 15, 2022
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3.06 | June 15, 2022
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3.07 | June 15, 2022
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3.08 | June 15, 2022

Production

Development

In April 2019, Disney+ gave the 20th Century Fox Television–produced show based on the film Love, Simon a straight-to-series order, with the writers of the original movie, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, attached as showrunners.[9] The show would focus on brand new characters and would be set in the same world as the movie.

"Love, Simon is a powerful story embraced by critics and audiences alike for its universal messages of authenticity, love, and acceptance. We are honored to partner with the talented team at 20th Century Fox Television to bring this new chapter of a beloved story to Disney+, continuing the personal and uplifting narrative that captivated fans of the original film."

—Agnes Chu (SVP content, Disney+)[10]

In February 2020, the series was retitled Love, Victor and moved to Hulu, with a scheduled premiere date in June 2020, making it the second series after High Fidelity to move from Disney+ to Hulu.[11] In April 2020, it was announced that the series was scheduled to premiere on June 19, 2020.[12]

On June 10, 2020, the premiere date was moved up to June 17, 2020, to give Juneteenth its own day in the spotlight.[13]

On August 7, 2020, Hulu renewed the series for a second season.[2] The table read for season 2 started on October 13, 2020.[14] The second season premiered on June 11, 2021.[3]

On July 30, 2021, Hulu renewed the series for a third season.[4] and on February 8, 2022, it was announced that it would be the final season, along with a premiere date scheduled for June 15, 2022.[5]

Casting

In June 2019, Ana Ortiz was cast as Isabel.[15] In mid-August, the series' full cast was announced, with Michael Cimino as the lead, Victor. Also announced were James Martinez as Armando, Isabella Ferreira as Pilar, Mateo Fernandez as Adrian, Johnny Sequoyah as Mia, Bebe Wood as Lake, George Sear as Benji, Anthony Turpel as Felix, and Mason Gooding as Andrew. It was also announced that Nick Robinson, who starred in the film, would produce and narrate the series. [16] Later that month, it was reported that Rachel Hilson had been cast as Mia, replacing Sequoyah. The recast was made in order to take the character in a new creative direction.[17] On October 23, 2019, it was also announced that Sophia Bush had been cast as Veronica, Mia’s father’s new girlfriend.[18]

On November 2, 2020, it was reported that Betsy Brandt had been cast for season 2 as Dawn, Felix's mother, who struggles with mental health issues.[19] On November 13, 2020, was reported that Ava Capri and Anthony Keyvan would be joining season 2[20] and on February 28, 2021, it was revealed that Sean O'Bryan would be playing a new character, Father Lawrence.[21]

On March 3, 2022, it was reported that Nico Greetham had joined the series the third season as Nick, a new friend Victor meets at church.[22]

Filming

Filming began in August 2019, in Los Angeles, with Amy York Rubin directing the first episode.[16] Filming for the second season began on November 9, 2020,[23] and concluded on March 14, 2021.[24] Filming for the third season began on November 8, 2021,[25] and concluded on February 12, 2022.[26]

Soundtracks

Season 1

The soundtrack EP for the first season, featuring three new songs by LGBT artists and all co-written by Leland, was released on June 19, 2020, by Hollywood Records.[27]

"Love, Victor" (Original Soundtrack)
No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. «Somebody Tell Me» (Theme song from Love, Victor) Jordan PalmerLeland Tyler Glenn 2:48
2. «Athlete» Greyson Chance • Palmer • Leland Chance 3:12
3. «God, This Feels Good» Palmer • Leland • Isaac Dunbar Dunbar 3:18

Season 2

The soundtrack for the second season, featuring 8 original songs by artists within the LGBTQIA+ community and all co-written and co-produced by singer/songwriter Leland, was released on June 11, 2021, by Hollywood Records.[28][29][30][31]

Love, Victor: Season 2 (Original Soundtrack)
No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. «Heaven is a Hand to Hold» Leland • Duncan Laurence • Jordan Garfield • Peter Thomas Duncan Laurence 2:41
2. «She Said» Leland • FLETCHER • Sydney Cubit FLETCHER 2:47
3. «FYI» Leland • Britten Newbill • Josiah Wise serpentwithfeet 3:24
4. «Young Love» Leland Carlie HansonGeorge Sear 3:06
5. «Windows» Tayla Parx • Leland • Britten Newbill Tayla Parx 3:16
6. «Horizontal» Alice Longyu Gao • Leland • Madison Love • Peter Thomas Alice Longyu Gao 2:59
7. «Private Life» Allie X • LelandPeter Thomas Allie X 4:23
8. «Infinity» LelandFancy HagoodJames "Jhart" Abrahart • Peter Thomas Fancy Hagood 3:10

Season 3

The soundtrack for the third season, featuring 3 original songs by artists within the LGBTQIA+ community and all co-written and co-produced by singer/songwriter Brett McLaughlin (aka Leland), as well as a cover of Yazoo's «Only You» performed by Jonah Mutono, was released on June 15, 2022, by Hollywood Records.[32]

Love, Victor: Season 3 (Original Soundtrack)
No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. «Mission» Brett McLaughlinPeter Thomas VINCINT 2:38
2. «Armageddon» Brett McLaughlin • Gabe Reali • Jayden "Black Polish" Binnix • Ryan Raines Black Polish 2:57
3. «Dinner» Brett McLaughlin • Grégory Mohd • jesse saint john • Peter Thomas Grag Queen 2:53
4. «Only You» Vincent Clarke Jonah Mutono 2:27

Gallery

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References

  1. All episodes of #LoveVictor will be coming to @hulu and @disneyplus on June 15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Love, Victor Renewed for Season 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hulu Sets Return Dates For 'Shrill', 'Love, Victor'
  4. 4.0 4.1 ‘Love, Victor’ Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu
  5. 5.0 5.1 the gang is back one more time. 💙 the third and final season of #lovevictor drops June 15 on @hulu.
  6. Love, Victor | Hulu
  7. Sincerely, Rahim
  8. The Morning After
  9. 'Love, Simon' TV Series a Go at Disney+
  10. 'Love, Simon' TV Series For Disney+ Announces Lead Role
  11. 'Love, Simon' Spinoff Series 'Love, Victor' Moves From Disney+ To Hulu, Sets Launch & Opens Season 2 Writers Room
  12. Love, Victor: Hulu Sets Premiere Date, Releases First Sneak Peek — Watch
  13. Hulu Shifts Love, Victor & Taste the Nation Premieres In Observance Of Juneteenth
  14. @lovevictorhulu season two we do table reads without a table. - Isaac Apataker via Instagram
  15. 'Love, Simon': Ana Ortiz To Star In Disney+ Series
  16. 16.0 16.1 'Love, Simon': Michael Cimino Leads Cast Of Disney+ Series
  17. 'Love, Simon': Rachel Naomi Hilson Joins Disney+ Series In Recasting
  18. Bush Joins 'Love, Simon' Disney+ Series In Recurring Role
  19. Betsy Brandt Joins Love, Victor As Recurring For Season 2 Of Hulu Series
  20. Ava Capri & Anthony Keyvan Join ‘Love, Victor’ As Recurring For Season 2 Of Hulu Series
  21. Tweet from love, victor updates (@lovevictornews)
  22. ‘Love, Victor’: Nico Greetham Boards Hulu Series’ Final Season
  23. ‘Love, Victor’ Season 2 Begins Production
  24. Season 2 for Love, Victor has officially wrapped production!
  25. ‘Love, Victor’ Season 3 Begins Filming
  26. Love, Victor has officially finished filming (via iaptaker on ig)
  27. Disney Rolls Out ‘Love, Victor’ EP Featuring Isaac Dunbar
  28. Tracklist reveal! Take a at the soundtrack to the new season of @LoveVictorHulu, available tomorrow! #LoveVictor returns tomorrow for Season 2, only on @Hulu. - Hollywood Records via Twitter
  29. Hollywood Records to Release ‘Love, Victor’ Season 2 Soundtrack
  30. Love, Victor‘s Season 2 Soundtrack Includes 8 Original Songs
  31. ‘Love, Victor': All of Season 2’s Original Soundtrack Moments Ranked
  32. ‘Love, Victor’ Season 3 Soundtrack EP Released
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Becky AlbertalliAngie ThomasNic Stone
Novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015) • The Hate U Give (2017) • The Upside of Unrequited (2017) • Leah on the Offbeat (2018) • On the Come Up (2019) • Love, Creekwood (2020)
Adaptations Love, Simon (2018) • The Hate U Give (2018) • Love, Victor (2020-2022)
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