Hulu has announced that it is officially renewing the romantic comedy Love, Victor and food-docuseries Taste the Nation for their second seasons, Variety confirmed today. Both shows notably premiered one day after one another back in June.
Love, Victor follows high school student Victor (played by Michael Cimino, Annabelle Comes Home), struggling both to adjust to a new city and understand his sexual orientation. The series is a spin-off of the 2018 romantic comedy film Love, Simon, taking place in the same high school and sharing similar themes such as love and acceptance. In addition, some characters from the original film make cameos in the series. In particular, the titular Simon (Nick Robinson, Jurrasic World) narrates and appears in the eighth episode of the spin-off.
Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi is a docuseries focusing on the diverse origins of various subcultures of food in America. Host Padma Lakshmi (Enterprise) takes viewers across the United States to interview chefs about how they learned to cook. In an interview with Variety, Lakshmi described the show: “I wanted to go where the interesting immigrant stories are and use food as the Trojan horse to embed myself there and find out what life was like for them on a daily basis, and what their experiences were in order to demystify some of the very insular communities for the larger American public.”
This announcement comes the same week as several other announcements from Hulu. Hulu canceled its other romantic comedy newcomer High Fidelity earlier this week. This cancellation is particularly notable in light of Love, Victor‘s renewal, as both moved from Disney+ to Hulu due to their subject matter. Hulu also announced the premiere dates for several series such as the Animaniacs revival.
Love, Victor and Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi are available to stream on Hulu.