Last year, Greg Berlanti‘s Love, Simon became the first major studio film to focus on a gay teen. The film made over $65 million worldwide. Now, a new TV spinoff for Love, Simon is making its way to Disney+, with the cast recently being announced. Prepare to get in those feels.
But first, let’s talk plot details.
The spinoff will exist in the same world as the original 2018 rom-com, but with a next-gen touch. Michael Cimino will play the lead role of Victor, a new student of Creekwood High School. According to the official description via Entertainment Weekly, Victor is “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.”
Nick Robinson, the OG Simon, is rumoured to be returning as the show’s narrator.
Cimino and Robinson will be joined by Cuba Gooding Jr.‘s son Mason Gooding (Booksmart), James Martinez (House of Cards) and Isabella Ferreira (Orange Is the New Black).
Love, Simon’s original screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker will return for the new series. “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,” they released in a statement.
It’s incredible to see how the Love, Simon franchise continues to expand, particularly at a time when queer teen visibility and representation is still so important for questioning youth.
Disney+ is an upcoming streaming service set to launch at the end of the year.
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