The wildly popular LGBTQ-friendly rom-com Love, Simon will be getting a TV spinoff and a sequel novella this Pride Month.
The new spinoff series, Love, Victor, will hit the streaming service Hulu in June. The new series follows Victor, who becomes pen pals with Simon who advises him through struggles of self-discovery and teen problems, according to Out.
The show was originally going to stream on Disney+, but executives claimed plot lines about drugs and sexuality were not “family-friendly” enough for the platform.
Becky Albertalli, the author of the original novel the film was based on, also announced a third sequel, Love, Creekwood, would be released June 30.
Me for literally years: this is the end of the Simonverse. There are no sequels coming. Never.
Me right now: LOVE, CREEKWOOD, a Simonverse novella, out 6/30/20 from @balzerandbray in hardcover, e-book, and audio. No info yet on int’l availability, but I hope to know more soon! pic.twitter.com/zvJjMnhANF
— Becky Albertalli Updates (@beckyalbertalli) April 21, 2020
The book is set during the group’s first year of college, and will contain “shenanigans, exclamation points, yearning, Drunk Simon, Nostalgic Blue, Finals Week Abby, Valentine’s Day Leah, big decisions, and MUCH talk of kissing,” according to Albertalli.
The outspoken allied writer also revealed that proceeds from the book will benefit The Trevor Project.
“I’m donating 100% of my English language royalty advance to [The Trevor Project],” Albertalli tweeted, “the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people (LGBTQ) under 25.”