The sequel TV series to the popular 2018 film Love, Simon found its lead today.
According to TVLine, newcomer Michael Cimino (Annabelle Comes Home) will star in the forthcoming Disney+ series. They also report that Nick Robinson, who played the titular character, will also return to the series to serve as its narrator.
Cimino will play Victor, the newest student at Creekwood High that’s on a journey of self-discovery. He has to deal with challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems to much, he reaches out to Simon for help in navigating the trials and tribulations of high school.
Showrunners Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, who wrote the script for the film, released a statement on the project.
“We could not be more excited to be making Love, Simon for Disney+. 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. We have a phenomenal group of writers with tremendously personal connections to the material crafting our episodes, and have assembled a dream team cast and crew to bring these stories to life, and cannot wait to share what we’re working on with the world.”
The cast also includes Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), who plays Victor’s mother. She loves her family, but is feeling the pressure with the cross-country movie (who wouldn’t?). James Martinez (One Day at a Time) will play Victor’s father, Isabella Ferreira (Orange is the New Black) as Victor’s sister, and newcomer Mateo Fernandez as Victor’s brother. Bebe Wood (The Real O’Neals) and Johnny Sequoyah (Believe) will play Victor’s friends.
There’s no word, at this time, if anyone else from the film outside of Robinson will return for the TV series. Greg Berlanti, who directed the film, is not set to return for the series, given that he was a TV deal with Warner Bros Television.
There is no release date for the series at this time.
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