‘Love, Simon’ Goes to College for Its Book Sequel & TV Spin-Off ‘Love, Victor’ Will Debut in June on Hulu

Love, Simon’s creator, writer and best selling novelist Becky Albertalli’s just announced its sequel, Love, Creekwood. The previously announced Disney+ spin-off:  Love, Victor will debut on Disney owned Hulu. Both the book and spin-off show will debut in June in honor of Pride.

According to Out magazine: The book will be the third installment of Albertalli’s “Simonverse” following Leah on the Offbeat. She says it will be “all emails, and it’s set during the gang’s first year of college (after Leah on the Offbeat, before Love, Victor). DEFINITELY contains spoilers for Simon and Leah’s books. Also contains: “shenanigans, exclamation points, yearning, Drunk Simon, Nostalgic Blue, Finals Week Abby, Valentine’s Day Leah, big decisions, and MUCH talk of kissing.”

She wrote on Twitter: “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  @balzerandbrayin hardcover, e-book, and audio. No info yet on int’l availability, but I hope to know more soon!”

Albertalli says  proceeds from the book will be donated to The Trevor Project. “I’m donating 100% of my English language royalty advance to @TrevorProject,” she tweeted, “the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. They do the work I can’t, and they do it with such thoughtfulness, care, and commitment to research-based best practices.” She poignantly adds, “they have saved *many* of my readers’ lives. And, as I’m sure you can imagine, there’s been a huge spike in the volume of crisis calls due to COVID19 and its specific impact on LGBTQ youth.”

Love, Victor from Simon movie producer and the CW’s DC Comics’ show runner Greg Berlanti will debut as a Hulu Exclusive in June. According to Deadline  in February, plotlines in the show surrounding drug use and sexuality made it too racy for Disney+ execs who want content there to be more “family-friendly.”

The new series will follow Victor, a new student in Creekwood High School. He becomes pen pals with Simon who offers him advice as he struggles through self-discovery and the problems Simon faced.