Memo to all those who Love, Simon: Disney is making the hit film into a TV series.
Now, the House of Mouse has taken notice. Disney picked up the rights to the film as part of the corporate acquisition of Fox Studios, and now intends to develop it into a TV series for the company’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Though Berlanti will not take part in the show, original writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger will oversee development.
Further specifics on the show remain mum, though it’s unlikely that any of the stars of the original show will participate, due in part to further film commitments. Star Nick Robinson remains attached to the Jurassic World franchise, while co-star Alexandra Shipp has gained notoriety as Storm in the X-Men film series.
Disney also announced a TV series based on the cult film The Sandlot, as well as a new Star Wars series set around the Rogue One character Cassian Andor, with stars Diego Luna and Alan Tyduk set to reprise their roles from the film.
Disney has not yet set release dates for the new shows, though Disney+ will launch in November 2019.