After debuting with its first season earlier this year, Love, Victor, the Love, Simon spinoff, has picked up a second season. And a while cheer went up from the Creekwood High auditorium.
Following Salazar, a new student at Creekwood, the series is an interesting tale of sexuality. Within it Salazar tries to find himself, particularly as it pertains to who and what he does and doesn't like, and how that fits within his conservative family. This all takes place a year after Love, Simon, and includes some interaction between the two lead characters.
After debuting on Hulu — it was originally slated for Disney+ — the series became the platform's most-watched original drama the week of its release in June.
Salazar is played by actor Michael Cimino, who is straight. He said he based his portrayal on conversations he had with a gay cousin.
"I talked to my cousin, who is gay," he told People Magazine. "He told me things that really hurt him and helped him [when he was coming out.] It was very special for both of us."
Ahead of the renewal, Cimino was named as one of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood honorees for his work in the series. There the 20-year-old reflected on the positive feedback he has been getting.
“It’s been great seeing all this positive recognition for the show and how it’s affected people. It’s an honor to represent the LGBTQ community,” he said. “I want to be the person that represents their struggle, their story, their ethnicity, whatever it may be, and to represent them accurately by depicting them in a way that’s true to life.” And while we certainly understand the intent, maybe queer people can represent our own stories and struggles in a way that's true to life?
There is no date announced for the release of the second season. Becky Albertalli, who wrote the book that inspired all of this praised the news.
"This is all thanks to the amazing support y'all have shown to the series," she wrote to Twitter. "I could not be more proud and grateful!!!"