With the ongoing protest, sparked from the police killing of George Floyd, many brands and organizations have altered their schedules. Things have been pushed, refocused, and even canceled. With its initial roll out set to occur on June 19, Love, Victor has decided to change things around.
"This coming June 19 — Juneteenth — will mark 155 years since slavery was abolished in America," the Love, Simon spinoff wrote in an Instagram post. "This date represents an important turning point for our nation and for human rights, and we believe that now, more than ever, it deserves to have its own day in the spotlight.
"For this reason, we are shifting the premiere date for Love, Victor to June 17."
The decision comes as a national conversation about race has been resurfaced and in ways reignited in this country. As a component of that, some have asked that Juneteenth be recognized as a federal holiday. And while the Hulu show fell short of going that far, it is bringing a spotlight in its own way.
Love, Victor follows the titular Victor trying to figure himself in the wake of Love, Simon's Simon while being a student of the same Creekwood High School. As is pretty evident in the trailer, there's clearly a guy in the show he's interested with Benji, but he cautions that things aren't straight forward.
"My story is confusing," he says. "Some guys like guys, some guys like girls, some guys like both. I'm not even sure what I like."
The full series will debut all at once on Hulu June 17th.