The iconic queer film of 2018, Love, Simon, is set to be adapted into a tv series by Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. Screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, are proposed to be showrunners of the Disney+ series, while the director of the 2018 flick, Greg Berlanti, will not be involved in the production due to his deal with Warner Bros. 

In recent news, the film has reached success in winning an award for Outstanding Film at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards, and was among a number of LGBTQ-inclusive nominees for the Humanitas Prize.

The TV series which is in the works will be be based off the sequel novel, Leah on the Offbeat, written by author Becky Albertalli, which explores the themes of sexuality, body-image, friendships, relationships, self-esteem, and other topics connected to the struggles of growing up, as it centres on Simon’s best friend.

The cast of the 2018 adaption haven’t been confirmed to feature in the Disney+ series. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be featuring a new cast.

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Nick Robinson (as Simon Spier) & Keiynan Lonsdale (as Abraham “Bram” Greenfeld). Love, Simon. 20th Century Fox.

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