The Hulu platform in the US has released an extract from the series “Love, Victor”, taken from the gay rom-com “Love, Simon“.
Never has coffee been so sexy.
We discover Victor, the character played by young Michael Cimino, who applies for a barista position in a cafe.
But the assistant manager, Benjamin, seems to please him a lot, and the espresso lesson quickly takes for young Victor a completely different turn.
The trailer made its debut during Together in Pride, GLAAD’s live-streamed COVID-19 charity event.
Love, Victor is based on the 2018 Fox 2000 film, which was adapted from Becky Albertalli’s novel of the same name and became the first movie from a major Hollywood studio focused on a gay teen romance.
The series takes place at Creekwood High, like the film, Hulu has chosen to invent completely new characters, in agreement with the author of the original bestseller, Becky Albertally.
Victor recently arrived in town, and must adapt to this new climate while struggling with his sexual orientation.
This new fiction will be available on the Hulu platform on June 19 in the US.
It was originally intended to be broadcast on Disney +, Disney’s streaming VOD platform. Variety magazine , citing anonymous Disney sources reported that the company ” felt that many of the issues explored on the show, including alcohol use and sexual exploration, would not be consistent with the family content of Disney + ”.
This is not the first time a series earmarked for Disney’s young streaming service has been moved over to Hulu, with the recently-launched “High Fidelity” series starring Zoe Kravitz also being moved to Hulu before its premiere. Interestingly, both shows are based on films which were in turn based on books.
The film’s star, Nick Robinson, serves as narrator and executive producer while Greg Berlanti, who directed the film, is not attached to the series due to his current overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.
Love, Victor is expected to be picked up in Australia by Foxtel and New Zealand by NEON.
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