Love, Victor is coming to Disney+.
Seasons 1-3 of the coming-of-age series, based on the queer teen romantic drama Love, Simon, will be available on the streaming service and Hulu on June 15, when the show’s third and final season premieres, according to Variety.
Love, Victor was initially slated for Disney+ but was pushed to Hulu as producers believed that the show’s themes, such as teen sexuality and alcohol consumption, wouldn’t be appropriate for the family-friendly streaming service.
“We are proud of Love, Victor and are excited to bring it to the widest possible audience on June 15 by making the full series available on both Disney+ and Hulu to celebrate the final season and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month,” Hulu president Joe Earley said in a statement. “In addition to highlighting this groundbreaking series, this will give subscribers a chance to sample more content that is available across our streaming services.”
The first season followed Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School, on his journey of self-discovery: facing challenges at home and struggling with his sexual orientation. He reaches out to Simon (Nick Robinson) when it seems too difficult for him to navigate high school.
Hulu reported that the series was the most-watched drama on the service during the week of its release in June 2020. In June 2021, the second season premiered.
“When we think about creating stories that reflect the world we live in, which means being inclusive, empowering and authentic, Love, Victor represents one of our greatest achievements,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president. “Distributing the show on both platforms will allow us the opportunity to bring Victor’s stories as well as his family and friends’ journeys that have been so beautifully told by our executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger and our showrunner Brian Tanen to as wide of an audience as possible.”