The coming-of-age teen dramedy Hulu series Love, Victor comes to a sweet and satisfying conclusion with the release of its’ third season this past week. Serving as a spin-off television series to Love, Simon, Hulu’s Love, Victor has tackled a few of the many issues teens face, especially young LGBT people. From coming to terms with your sexual identity to having your first romantic relationship, Love, Victor has captivated young audiences around the globe through the realistic portrayals of high school students from different walks of life.
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. 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.
Awards Radar spoke exclusively with the cast and creators of Love, Victor on the series coming to an end, the impact its had on audiences, and the lessons they’ll take with them from this show to future projects.
Interview: Michael Cimino & George Sear (Love, Victor)
In an exclusive interview with AwardsRadar, Michael Cimino and George Sear discuss what working on Love, Victor has meant to them the past several years, how it’s blazing a trail for LGBTQ stories in television, and the biggest lesson they’ve learned from working on the series that they’ll take with them to future projects.
Love, Victor producers Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, and Brian Tanen on Love, Victor‘s last season, debut on Disney+
Love, Victor premiered in Hulu in 2020 already blazing trails for LGBTQ+ storytelling in television, with the final season premiering on Disney+ and Hulu for the first time in the series’ run. Aptaker, Berger, and Brian Tanen chat exclusively with AwardsRadar on what that milestone means to them in having younger audiences view content with primarily LGBTQ charactars. They also open the door to the possibility of having another “Love,” spin-off in this growing franchise sometime in the future.
Interview: Isabella Ferreira, Anthony Turpel, Mateo Fernandez (Love, Victor)
In the final season of the series, we see Pilar (Isabella Ferreira) and Felix (Anthony Turpel) blossom as a newly-formed couple. With that, however, comes anxiety on the part of Pilar on how her wary parents would react to a boyfriend in her life. Ferreira and Turpel shared what it was like working so intimately together, a stark contrast to the dynamic their characters shared in the previous two seasons.
Interview: Rachel Hilson, Bebe Wood (Love, Victor)
Besides Victor, the character we see grow and develop the most through the seasons is probably Bebe Wood‘s charactar Lake who experiencing a sexual awakening this season, similar to the journey Victor took on in the first season. Through her intimate chemistry with Lucy (Ava Capri), we see a more vulnerable and sensitive side to Lake we’re not used to seeing. Wood spoke to her evolving character arc over the three seasons and the challenge behind becoming a character with significantly more emotional depth.
Hilson’s character of Mia continues on this multiseason relationship journey with Andrew (Mason Gooding) as she’s dealing with longstanding family issues dealing with her mother’s absence from her life, her father remarrying, and the impending birth of her newborn sibling. Hilson speaks to the journey Mia continues to go on in this season and the sacrifices made along the way from the people in her life.
Anthony Keyvan, Ava Capri on becoming the newest members of the ‘Love, Victor’ cast
When the series premiered in 2020, Anthony Keyvan‘s Rahim and Ava Capri‘s Lucy were far from being introduced in the show. However, as the series comes to a conclusion, they each certainly could classify as fan favorites from audiences.
Keyvan and Capri each speak to what it was like boarding the show midway through, the challenges that came with that, and how they were able to seamlessly integrate into the world of Love, Victor. Keyvan shares where we find Rahim at the beginning of season three after being caught in a love triangle with Victor and Benji from the previous season. We also hear from Capri on what it was like working so closely with Bebe Wood (Lake) as she comes to terms with her newly discovered sexual identity.
You can stream all three seasons of Love, Victor exclusively on Hulu and Disney+.