Love, Victor

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Love, Victor
Love, Victor Title Logo.jpeg
Logo
GenreTeen drama
Created by
  • Isaac Aptaker
  • Elizabeth Berger
Based onSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
Love, Simon
by Greg Berlanti
Starring
Narrated byNick Robinson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Isaac Aptaker
  • Elizabeth Berger
  • Brian Tanen
  • Jason Ensler
  • Isaac Klausner
  • Marty Bowen
  • Adam Fishbach
  • Wyck Godfrey
  • Pouya Shahbazian
Producer(s)
Production location(s)Los Angeles
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Distributor20th Television
Release
Original networkHulu
Chronology
Preceded byLove, Simon (2018)

Love, Victor is an upcoming American teen drama web television series created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, inspired by and set in the same world as the 2018 film Love, Simon. The series is set to premiere on June 19, 2020, on Hulu. It is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with Aptaker and Berger serving as showrunners.

Michael Cimino stars as Victor, alongside Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, and Mason Gooding. Nick Robinson, who starred as the titular role in the original film, produces and narrates the series. Filming began in August 2019 in Los Angeles.

Premise[edit]

The series focuses on a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor. The series follows his journey of self-discovery: facing challenges at home and struggling with his sexual orientation. He reaches out to Simon when it seems too difficult for him to navigate through high school.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Michael Cimino as Victor: A new student in Creekwood High School, struggling with his sexual orientation and adjusting to a new city[1]
  • Ana Ortiz as Isabel: Victor's mother who is under a lot of pressure after a move to a new city[2]
  • James Martinez as Armando: Victor's father, a blue-collar man who works hard for his family[1]
  • Isabella Ferreira as Pilar: Victor's younger sister[1]
  • Mateo Fernandez as Adrian: Victor's little brother[1]
  • Rachel Naomi Hilson as Mia: Victor's smart friend who has a quick wit and an easy laugh[3]
  • Bebe Wood as Lake: Victor's social media-obsessed best friend[1]
  • George Sear as Benji: Victor's confident and charming classmate[1]
  • Anthony Turpel as Felix: Victor's awkward new neighbor[1]
  • Mason Gooding as Andrew: Creekwood's cocky and popular basketball-loving jock[1]

Nick Robinson narrates the series in addition to reprising his role as Simon Spier.[1]

Recurring[edit]

  • Sophia Bush as Veronica: The new girlfriend of Mia's father, who runs a nonprofit organization for women[4]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [6]Directed by [6]Written by [6]Original release date [7]
1"Welcome to Creekwood"Amy York RubinIsaac Aptaker & Elizabeth BergerJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
2"Stoplight Party"Jason EnslerBrian TanenJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
3"Battle of the Bands"Pilar BoehmJen BraedenJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
4"The Truth Hurts"Michael LennoxMarcos LuevanosJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
5"Sweet Sixteen"Anne FletcherSheila LawrenceJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
6"Creekwood Nights"Anu ValiaDavid SmithymanJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
7"What Happens In Willacoochee"Jay KarasDanny FernandezJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
8"Boy's Trip"Todd HollandBrian TanenJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
9"Who the Hell is B"Rebecca AsherJeremy Roth & Jess PinedaJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
10"Spring Fling"Jason EnslerJillian MorenoJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

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.[8] The show will focus on brand new characters and will 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+)[9]

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.[10] In April 2020, it was announced that the series was scheduled to premiere on June 19, 2020.[7]

Casting[edit]

In June 2019, Ana Ortiz was cast as Isabel.[2] 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.[1] Later that month, it was reported that Rachel Naomi Hilson had been cast as Mia, replacing Sequoyah. The recast was made in order to take the character in a new creative direction.[3]

Filming[edit]

Filming began in August 2019, in Los Angeles, with Amy York Rubin directing the first episode.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Denise, Petski (August 15, 2019). "'Love, Simon': Michael Cimino Leads Cast Of Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 13, 2019). "'Love, Simon': Ana Ortiz To Star In Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Denise, Petski (August 30, 2019). "'Love, Simon': Rachel Naomi Hilson Joins Disney+ Series In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 23, 2019). "Sophia Bush Joins 'Love, Simon' Disney+ Series In Recurring Role". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 29, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Love, Simon TV Show Spinoff Trailer Confirms Another Movie Actor Returns".
  6. ^ a b c "Love, Victor on Hulu Press Website". Hulu. May 23, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Iannucci, Rebecca (April 27, 2020). "Love, Victor: Hulu Sets Premiere Date, Releases First Sneak Peek — Watch". TVLine. Archived from the original on April 27, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 11, 2019). "'Love, Simon' TV Series a Go at Disney+". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 27, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  9. ^ Evangelista, Chris (August 17, 2019). "'Love, Simon' TV Series For Disney+ Announces Lead Role". Slashfilm. Archived from the original on September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2020). "'Love, Simon' Spinoff Series 'Love, Victor' Moves From Disney+ To Hulu, Sets Launch & Opens Season 2 Writers Room". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 21, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2020.

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