Disney+’s Love, Simon Sets Cast & Enters Production


Love, Simon, the Disney+ original series set in the same world as the 2018 feature film, commences production this month with Michael Cimino (Annabelle Comes Home, Training Day) in the lead role.

From 20th Century Fox Television, the half-hour series follows high school student Victor (Cimino) as he faces challenges at home, adjusts to a new city and comes to terms with his sexual orientation with the help of Simon. Ana Ortiz (Whiskey Cavalier, Ugly Betty) stars as Victor’s mother Isabel, while James Martinez (One Day at a Time) has been cast as his dad Armando.

The cast also features Isabella Ferreira (Orange Is the New Black) as Victor’s sister Pilar, Mateo Fernandez as Victor’s little brother Adrian, Johnny Sequoyah as Victor’s friend Mia, as well as Bebe Wood, George Sear, Anthony Turpel and Mason Gooding. Nick Robinson, who led the cast of the original film, will produce and narrate the series. The film’s original writers, Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, are executive producing the series. Amy York Rubin directs the first episode with her creative partner Pilar Boehm co-executive producing.

Agnes Chu, senior VP of content at Disney+, said: “Love, Simon is a powerful story embraced by critics and audiences alike for its universal messages of authenticity, love and acceptance. We are honored to partner with the talented team at 20th Century Fox Television to bring this new chapter of a beloved story to Disney+, continuing the personal and uplifting narrative that captivated fans of the original film.”

Aptaker and Berger added: “We could not be more excited to be making Love, Simon for Disney+. 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. We have a phenomenal group of writers with tremendously personal connections to the material crafting our episodes, and have assembled a dream team cast and crew to bring these stories to life, and cannot wait to share what we’re working on with the world.”