Get ready for more latte love because Hulu has renewed Love, Victor for a second season. According to Deadline, the series was the number one most-watched drama on Hulu the week of its premiere back in June.
— Love, Victor (@LoveVictorHulu) August 7, 2020
According to TV Line, co-showrunner Brian Tanen said the series’ writers plan to “push the envelope” in Season 2, now that the show is intentionally being produced for Hulu.
“For me, it’s a gigantic win that we are on Hulu moving forward. It opens our ability to tell more adult stories,” Tanen revealed after the first season premiered. “We’d love to tell sexier stories. That’s going to be so much more exciting on a network like Hulu, which, since they’ve adopted us, have been so supportive of the show and incredible partners.”
As NewNowNext previously reported, Love, Victor is set in the same universe as Love, Simon. It was originally slated to debut on Disney+, Disney’s streaming service, but the spin-off series landed at Hulu.
Love, Victor 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 struggling with 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.”
Nick Robinson, who starred as gay teen Simon Spier in the groundbreaking 2018 film, made a cameo and narrated the first season. Michael Cimino stars as Victor, along with Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) as Isabel, “Victor’s smart and warm mother who loves her husband and her family, but is under a lot of pressure as they move their family across the country.”
“Love, Victor is funny, heartfelt and deeply affecting, and we were incredibly taken with the project,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of originals at Hulu. “The show’s contemporary lens and honest storytelling make it a perfect fit for the millions of fans on Hulu who already watch and see themselves in series like Looking for Alaska, Pen15, and Grown-ish.”
No word yet on when the second season will premiere, but here’s hoping there’s more Katya.