Fresh off of news that they are working on a Hawkeye TV series, Disney+ is developing a TV series based on Fox 2000’s hit LGBT film Love, Simon. It is set up at the now Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television.
The film, starring Nick Robinson in the title role, told the story 17-year-old Simon Spier, who hasn’t come out yet and doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. It was based on Becky Albertalli’s young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Hollywood super-producer Greg Berlanti, who produced the feature, is not involved in the series owing to the fact he is under an exclusive deal at Warner Bros. Television. Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who penned the script for the film, will pen the series and serve as executive producers. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen will also executive produce.
TVWise has been unable to confirm THR’s report that the proposed series will not feature any of the movie’s cast and that it will in fact be a sequel, based on Albertalli’s novel Leah On The Offbeat. That novel, which sees Leah coming to terms with her bisexuality, features several characters that appeared in Love, Simon including Simon, his best friend Leah and Simon’s boyfriend Bram Greenfeld (AKA Blue). 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford played Leah in the film.