Love, Simon (TV series)

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Love, Simon
GenreRomantic comedy
Created by
  • Isaac Aptaker
  • Elizabeth Berger
Starring
Narrated byNick Robinson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Isaac Aptaker
  • Elizabeth Berger
  • Brian Tanen
  • Jason Ensler
  • Isaac Klausner
  • Marty Bowen
  • Adam Fishbach
  • Wyck Godfrey
  • Pouya Shahbazian
Producer(s)
  • Nick Robinson
Production location(s)Los Angeles
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
DistributorDisney Media Distribution
Release
Original networkDisney+
Chronology
Preceded byLove, Simon (2018)

Love, Simon is an upcoming American romantic comedy web television series created for Disney+ by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, inspired by and set in the same world as the 2018 film of the same name. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with Aptaker and Berger serving as showrunners.

Michael Cimino stars as Victor, alongside Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, and Mason Gooding. Nick Robinson, who starred in the film, produces and narrates the series. Filming began in August 2019 in Los Angeles.

Premise[edit]

The series is set in the same world as the 2018 film and focuses on a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor. The series follows his journey of self-discovery: facing challenges at home and struggling with his sexual orientation. He reaches out to Simon when it seems too difficult for him to navigate through high school.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Michael Cimino as Victor: A new student in Creekwood High School, struggling with his sexual orientation and adjusting to a new city[1]
  • Ana Ortiz as Isabel: Victor's mother who is under a lot of pressure after a move to a new city[2]
  • James Martinez as Armando: Victor's father, a blue-collar man who works hard for his family[1]
  • Isabella Ferreira as Pilar: Victor's younger sister[1]
  • Mateo Fernandez as Adrian: Victor's little brother[1]
  • Rachel Naomi Hilson as Mia: Victor’s smart friend who has a quick wit and an easy laugh[3]
  • Bebe Wood as Lake: Victor's social media-obsessed best friend[1]
  • George Sear as Benji: Victor's confident and charming classmate[1]
  • Anthony Turpel as Felix: Victor’s awkward new neighbor[1]
  • Mason Gooding as Andrew: Creekwood's cocky and popular basketball-loving jock[1]

Nick Robinson narrates the series.[1]

Recurring[edit]

  • Sophia Bush as Veronica: The new girlfriend of Mia's father, who runs a not-for-profit organization for women.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1TBAAmy York Rubin[1]Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth BergerTBA

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In April 2019, Disney+ gave a straight-to-series order of the show from 20th Century Fox Television based on the film, Love, Simon, with the writers of the original movie Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger attached as showrunners[5]. The show will focus on brand new characters and will set in the same world as the movie.

Love, Simon is a powerful story embraced by critics and audiences alike for its universal messages of authenticity, love, and acceptance. We are honored to partner with the talented team at 20th Century Fox Television to bring this new chapter of a beloved story to Disney+, continuing the personal and uplifting narrative that captivated fans of the original film

— Agnes Chu (SVP content, Disney+)[6]

Casting[edit]

In June 2019, Ana Ortiz was cast as Isabel.[2] In mid-August, the series full cast was announced, with Michael Cimino as the lead Victor. Also announced were James Martinez as Armando, Isabella Ferreira as Pilar, Mateo Fernandez as Adrian, Johnny Sequoyah as Mia, Bebe Wood as Lake, George Sear as Benji, Anthony Turpel as Felix, and Mason Gooding as Andrew. It was also announced that Nick Robinson, who starred in the film, would produce and narrate the series.[1] Later that month, it was reported that Rachel Naomi Hilson had been cast as Mia, replacing Sequoyah. The recast was made in order to take the character in a new creative direction. [3]

Filming[edit]

Filming began in August 2019, in Los Angeles, with Amy York Rubin directing the first episode.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Denise, Petski (August 15, 2019). "'Love, Simon': Michael Cimino Leads Cast Of Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 13, 2019). "'Love, Simon': Ana Ortiz To Star In Disney+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Denise, Petski (August 30, 2019). "'Love, Simon': Rachel Naomi Hilson Joins Disney+ Series In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  4. ^ ""Sophia Bush Joins 'Love, Simon' Disney+ Series In Recurring Role"". Deadline. October 23, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "'Love, Simon' TV Series a Go at Disney+". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "'Love, Simon' TV Series For Disney+ Announces Lead Role". Slashfilm. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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