‘Love, Simon’ TV Series For Disney+ Announces Lead Role

/Film | 8/17/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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It was previously revealed that the upcoming Disney streaming service Disney+ would be adapting Love, Simon into a new TV series. Now, as the show begins production, the lead role has been revealed, along with some new story details. Michael Cimino (no, not the dead filmmaker who directed The Deer Hunter) will star in the show, which will be set in the same world as the film but focus on new characters. More on the Love, Simon TV series below.

Love, Simon was a perfectly pleasant film with some genuinely emotional moments. Based on a book by Becky Albertalli, the Greg Berlanti-directed film focused on a closeted gay teen who finds himself falling for an anonymous classmate online. It was a sweet movie that was notable for being the first major Hollywood studio film to focus on a gay teenage romance.

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Love, Simon was a 20th Century Fox release, and now that Disney owns Fox, they’re returning to the film for a new TV series. Rather than simply remake the movie as a TV show, the Disney+ Love, Simon TV series well tell a new story set in the same world of the film. The show begins production this month, and Disney has announced its lead: up-and-coming actor Michael Cimino, who appeared in Annabelle Comes Home. Here’s the premise of the show:

Set in the world of the film, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

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The show also stars Ana Ortiz stars as Isabel, “Victor’s smart and warm mother who loves her husband and her family,...
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