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Love, Victor to end with season three

The warm-hearted LGBTQ drama's final season now has a premiere date.

2022-02-09

Words: Will Stroude; Photography: Dennis Leupold

Love, Victor is set to come to an end this summer, it has been announced.

US broadcaster Hulu confirmed on Tuesday (8 February) that the previously announced third season of the acclaimed LGBTQ teen drama will be its last, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The final eight episodes of Love, Victor will arrive in one go on 15 June on Hulu in the US, as the story of Atlanta high school student Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino) and his friends concludes. The series will air on Star on Disney+ in the UK.

“This season finds Victor going on a journey of self-discovery - not only deciding who he wants to be with, but more broadly, who he wants to be," reads an official synopsis of season three.

"With their post-high-school-plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems that they must work through to make the best choices for their futures."

Love, Victor premiered to widespread acclaim in 2020 after being commissioned as a spin-off from 2018's successful LGBTQ teen movie Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson.

Love, Victor stars George Sear (left) and Michael Cimino (Photography: Dennis Leupold)

Appearing on the cover of Attitude last summer, series lead Michael Cimino admitted that despite the praise for the series, he had received homophobic comments from relatives after taking on the role of Victor.

“I got some homophobic comments — I kind of expected that to happen. I didn’t expect it from my own family members, though", says Michael, who identifies as straight.

"Some of them reached out, saying, ‘You used to be so cool; now you’re so gay,’. I chalk it up to ignorance. People have that programming and they often don’t have to evolve and try to push past that.

"There’s nothing wrong with being gay. That ignorance is often something that’s been passed on from generations prior. I always approach that [by saying], ‘These are normal people that are struggling and they shouldn’t have to struggle.’”

Michael's real-life heterosexuality also drew the ire of some LGBTQ viewers who argued that an LGBTQ actor should have been cast in the role of Victor.

Photography: Dennis Leupold

Addressing the criticism, Michael told Attitude: “I’ve definitely had some criticism from the LGBT community for being in the role… I’ve had death threats, which is horrible. But the show is important to me.

"The messages of hate - I came into it knowing that would happen, regardless of how good I was. 

He added: "But there are some straight actors who play gay characters, who are all about supporting LGBT rights while they’re promoting their project, but once they’re done, a year later, it’s kind of forgotten. That’s not how [to] be an ally, that’s not how you support LGBT rights.

"If you’re not an actual ally, then what are you doing?"

Love, Victor season three premieres on 15 June on Hulu in the US and will be available on Star on Disney+ in the UK.