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.
Sophia Bush (whose credits include Chicago PD and One Tree Hill) will be playing the recurring role of Veronica, Mia’s father’s new girlfriend. Chic and sophisticated, runs a non-profit devoted to helping women. Friendly and easy to like but can be strong-willed and tough when she needs to be. The report also states that original film star Nick Robinson, who played Simon, will be narrating the series as well as serving as producer.
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.