Why ‘Love, Simon’ Spinoff Series Is Moving to Hulu: Too Mature for Disney+

Like Zoe Kravitz’s “High Fidelity” remake, “Love, Victor” was deemed more on-brand for Hulu than Disney’s family-focused platform

“Love, Victor,” the upcoming TV series spinoff of the 2018 feature film “Love, Simon,” shifted from its original home at Disney+ over to Hulu on Monday, marking the second time a show initially set up at Disney’s family-oriented streaming service jumped to its less-family-oriented sister service. And the reason behind the decision to move it is in line with the reason that first series, the Zoe Kravitz-led “High Fidelity” remake, was also taken to Hulu: more mature content.

While representatives for Disney, Hulu and “Love, Victor” studio 20th Century Fox Television declined to comment, two individuals with knowledge of Disney’s told TheWrap that the show, inspired by the PG-13-rated 2018 film starring Nick Robinson, features a realistic depiction of growing up and family life that at times includes depictions of alcohol use, parents’ marital issues and sexual exploration.

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

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