Hulu just announced the release dates for season two of Love, Victor, which tells the story of a boy coming to terms with his sexuality while navigating life as a star high school soccer athlete. The popular teen dramedy returns Friday, June 11, with 10 new episodes. The series is inspired by and takes place following the events of Love, Simon, the heartwarming 2018 film starring Nick Robinson as a high school student trying to connect with his sexuality and his first love.
Season one of Love, Victor ended on a cliffhanger, with Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino), finally working up the courage to come out to his conservative parents, but not revealing their reactions. Season two promises to show not just how his family comes to terms with the revelation, but also the difficulties Victor faces living as an out star athlete entering his junior year at Creekwood High. Salazar must also deal with Mia (Rachel Naomi Hilson), his heartbroken ex-girlfriend, while experiencing the joy of his first relationship with boyfriend Benji (George Sear).
Love, Victor follows the events of the 2018 film Love, Simon starring Nick Robinson as Simon Spier. Robinson reprised his role for the series via voice over narration last season, and also made an appearance in episode eight.
Salazar is played by straight actor Michael Cimino, who revealed he based much of his performance on conversations he had with his gay cousin, describing the experience as special for both of them. The series also stars Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Bebe Wood, Anthony Turpel and Mason Gooding. Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the 2018 film’s original writers, now executive produce the series.