The series is based in the same universe with a new student Victor joining the school and entering his own journey of self-discovery.
The 2018 film focuses on the life of Simon Spier. Spier is a closeted gay high school student navigating life while being blackmailed by someone looking to out his sexuality while falling in love with an anonymous student.
The movie received overwhelmingly positive responses as a coming-of-age film leading to Hulu picking up the title for a spinoff series.
Lead actor Michael Cimino will be starring as Victor while original star Nick Robinson is returning as the narrator and also is acting as producer for the series.
The show is also starring Ana Ortiz, Sophia Bush, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel, and Mason Gooding.
The show was originally proposed to land on Disney+ but plans ended up changing over creative differences on the direction.
According to Variety, the series is moving over Disney’s reluctance to explore issues relating to alcohol consumption and sexual exploration as it contradicts their idea of family-friendly content.
The series running for ten episodes consisting of a half hour of content. It’s launching on June 19 which takes place during Pride Month.
A description of the show is available below.
“Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film “Love, Simon,” the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School 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. The 10-episode dramedy explores Victor’s colorful and complex world, from his loving family, to his new friends and first crushes.”
You can check out the trailer below.
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