Disney+ is backtracking on Love, Victor, and will now stream the series starting with its upcoming third season. The service was originally set as the home of the LGBTQ romantic comedy when it was debuting in 2020 but found itself pushed to Hulu after Disney executives decided its exploration of teen sexuality and alcohol use weren’t the right fit for their brand.
Now, shortly after the company has begun to make a stand against Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, they will be bringing the queer love story back to their domain. The change will happen concurrently with the release of the show’s third and final season on June 15. Hulu President Joe Earley had the following to say regarding the announcement:
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. In addition to highlighting this groundbreaking series, this will give subscribers a chance to sample more content that is available across our streaming services as we have done with titles like the Academy Award-winning ‘Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),’ ‘Man in the Arena: Tom Brady’ and ‘black-ish.’Joe Early
The series is based on the hit film Love, Simon. It focuses on Victor, played by Michael Cimino, a new student at Creekwood High School juggling home life and questions about his sexual orientation. Nick Robinson, who played the titular character in the original movie, serves as a producer and the show’s narrator. Thus far, Love, Victor has been acclaimed by fans and critics alike, earning multiple GLAAD Media Awards and becoming the most-watched drama on Hulu during the week of its premiere. Hopefully, audiences are also able to enjoy the final season, on whichever streaming service they like.