Deadline is reporting that Michael Cimino, James Martinez, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Johnny Sequoyah, Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel and Mason Gooding are the latest names to join the cast of the upcoming Disney+ series adaptation of 2018 film Love, Simon.
The 2018 film was a young coming-of-age story focusing on Simon Spier, a High School kid that keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. Simon begins to develop a love connection with a boy named Blue, but the problem is not only do they communicate by email….but Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon not only tries to discover who Blue really is, but find himself along the way.
The Disney+ series will be set in the world of the film and focus on 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.
Michael Cimino (whose credits include Training Day and Annabelle Comes Home) will be playing the role of Victor. James Martinez (whose credits include One Day At A Time and House of Cards) will be playing the role of Armando, Victor’s regular blue collar ‘guy’s guy’ father who loves his family deeply and works hard for his family. Isabella Ferreira (whose credits include Orange Is The New Black and Joker) will be playing the role of Pilar, Victor’s sullen younger sister in the throws of teenage angst. Mateo Fernandez will be making his acting debut playing the role of Adrian, Victor’s adorable, good-natured little brother. Johnny Sequoyah (whose credits include Believe and American Housewife) will be playing the role of Mia, Victor’s whip-smart friend with a quick wit and easy laugh. Bebe Wood (whose credits include The Real O’Neals and The New Normal) will be playing the role of Lake, Mia’s quirky and social-media obsessed best friend. George Sear (whose credits include Will and Into The Badlands) will be playing the role of Benji, Victor’s confident and charming classmate. Anthony Turpel (whose credits include The Bold And The Beautiful and No Good Nick) will be playing the role of Felix, Victor’s lanky and awkward new neighbour. Mason Gooding (whose credits include Booksmart and Don’t Say No) will be playing the role of Andrew, Creekwood’s cocky and popular basketball-loving jock.
They join already announced Ana Ortiz.
The series comes from Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television as Disney have shuttered Fox 2000 since the acquisition. Love, Simon screenwriters, Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, will return to serve as showrunners. Also executive producing on the project are Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill and Pouya Shahbazian.