Great news to all that adored “Love, Simon”!
Disney is currently working to turn Love, Simon into a TV series. The series is being produced for their new streaming service Disney+ and will adapt Becky Albertalli’s novel Leah on the Offbeat, the sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda upon which Love, Simon is inspired.
The sequel follows the story of Simon’s best friend, Leah, as she steers her senior year at high school, with her issues and problems from friendships to sexuality, self-confidence and body image.
The character was played by Katherina Langford in the movie, although the series may have a new cast.
Screenwriters from the movie, Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker will be part of the team as co-showrunners. Sadly Greg Berlanti, who developed the movie will not be part of the producing of the series.
Being one of the first teen films by a major Hollywood studio to feature a LGBT+ lead, it became the third highest grossing teen romance film to come out. And helped many to overcome their struggle with their sexual orientation and accept their sexuality.
“I think that’s the strength of a film like this is that it starts conversations, and I hope it can do that for more people and start a conversation that might not have been there,” expressed Nick Robinson
So far, no release date to Love, Simon Tv series has been announced, but Disney+ is set to launch around November 2019.