Iced coffee for everyone! Love, Simon, the groundbreaking gay teen rom-com film, is getting a small-screen spin-off.
The TV show, also titled Love, Simon, will start production later this month and will premiere at a later date on Disney+, the streaming service that will launch in November.
Anabelle Comes Home actor Michael Cimino will star as Victor, who embarks on a “journey of discovery as he’s facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and struggling with his sexuality” and who “reaches out to Simon to help him navigate high school,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Nick Robinson, who played Simon in the feature film, will executive-produce and narrate the show. Ugly Betty alum Ana Ortiz will costar as Victor’s mother.
“Love, Simon is a powerful story embraced by critics and audiences alike for its universal messages of authenticity, love, and acceptance,” Disney+ SVP Agnes Chu said in a statement. “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.”
Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who adapted the Becky Albertalli book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda for the 2018 film, will be the showrunners of the TV show. “We could not be more excited to be making Love, Simon for Disney+,” they said. “Writing Love, Simon was one of the most profound and enjoyable experiences of our careers to date and we are beyond thrilled that we get to revisit this world and tell the story of Victor, a brand-new Creekwood student, and his family and friends.”