The Love, Simon sequel is moving along and moving over to Hulu.
Now that Disney has two streaming platforms to play with, we guess we’ll start seeing the company personalizing the branding of each. And apparently, the Love, Simon sequel isn’t the right fit for Disney+’s brand.
According to Deadline, half-hour comedy Love, Victor will debut on the Hulu streaming service in June, aka Pride Month. The 10-episode show, which just wrapped production on its first season, is being executive produced/co-showrun by This is Us’s Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. The two have returned to the property after they wrote the script for the original Love, Simon movie, which was based on Becky Albertalli’s young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
As for this tv sequel, the story will follow a transfer student named Victor (played by Michael Cimino). Victor will be arriving to Creekwood High School, the same school from the movie, and instantly undergo a story of self-discovery, adjusting to a new city, struggles with his sexuality, and family drama.
It appears that while Disney+ will keep a family-friendly image, Hulu will be the home for Disney’s more mature content. This includes Looking for Alaska, PEN15, and more. According to early reports, the comedy series includes alcohol use, sexual exploration, and marital issues. With topics like that, the show is surely gonna be more of a teen/young adult drama than Disney+’s typical Marvel adventures, family cartoons, and goofy content.
We’ll see how Disney+ and Hulu fair in the coming months. And again, we have a short wait for Love, Victor which will premiere in June this year.