Hulu's Queer Teen Romance Casts Rowan Blanchard & Auli’i Cravalho
This just went to the top of our must-watch list.
Rowan Blanchard and Auli’i Cravalho are set to star in an upcoming, as of yet untitled queer teen love story for Hulu. Best of all, both actors are queer themselves.
Variety reports that Blanchard (who identifies as queer) stars as Paige, an aspiring artist who’s forced to join the track team, which is captained by her long-time crush. However, she finds herself falling for someone else — AJ, played by Auli’i Cravalho (who’s openly bisexual) — and, in the process, discovers what real love feels like.
The film was written by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham and is being produced by Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph’s Animal Pictures.
Blanchard is currently starring on TNT’s Snowpiercer, following her breakout roles on The Goldbergs and Girl Meets World. Cravalho first made a name for herself in Hollywood after being discovered at 14 and cast in the lead of Disney’s Moana.
Fans of both Blanchard and Cravalho took to social media to celebrate the announcement.
\u201comgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg\u201d— meghan townsend \ud83e\uddda\u200d\u2640\ufe0f (@meghan townsend \ud83e\uddda\u200d\u2640\ufe0f) 1628706703
\u201ci apologize for the person i\u2019m gonna become when this airs\u201d— still fed up but it\u2019s august\ud83d\udc01 (@still fed up but it\u2019s august\ud83d\udc01) 1628687068