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Disney+ Is Working On Making ‘Love, Simon’ A TV Series

The upcoming platform keeps on teasing us.

Disney+ is coming. That’s for sure. Not only it will bring along multiple Marvel and Star Wars super-heroes spin-offs, but other projects are also discussed and we are especially excited about this one, although it is not an original but a show based on a film. According to Variety, the American giant is currently working on a sequel show of the 2018 movie Love, Simon, directed by Greg Berlanti (which was an adaptation of the 2015 novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda).

In the long-feature, Nicky Robinson played Simon Spier, a teenager stuck in the closet who was scared of coming out as gay in the jungle that high school can be. He found a confidant online when messaging another gay boy, mysteriously calling himself Blue. Actress Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) was part of the cast, as well as Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel who played Simon's parents. One of the first LGBTQI+ success at the box office - it was the first film produced by a major and focusing on the love life of two homosexual teenagers - Love, Simon was rewarded by the GLAAD of the best movie this year.

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If we would love to see the cast reunited for the show, for now, it is just a dream as Disney+ refuses to let any information slip for the time being. What we do know, however, is that it won’t be Greg Berlanti himself (currently working with Warner Bros) who will work on this tv series version of Love, Simon, and that’s a shame. Did you know that before successfully launching a lot of super-heroes series on CW, the showrunner had started with shows like Dawson? He is even the one who came up with the idea of a love story between Joey and Pacey, one of the most loved teenager couples on TV. Which says a lot about his mastery in teen dramas.

Still, no less than Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the showrunners of This Is Us, were chosen to work on the project. Which makes us hopeful.

By Marion Olité, published on 15/04/2019

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