Greg Berlanti’s well-received LGBTQ+ love story ‘Love, Simon’ from Fox was originally based on Becky Albertalli’s novel ‘Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda’. The film was led by Nick Robinson with Keiynan Lonsdale, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner making up the supporting cast of the 2017 film.
Following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the rights for Becky Albertalli’s book have now transitioned over to the Mouse House and they intend to use the property again.
According to my sources, Disney is set to develop a ‘Love, Simon’ TV series for the Disney+ streaming service. Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, who wrote the screenplay for the 2017 film, are set to executive produce the TV series.
Production is being eyed to begin in August in Los Angeles. It is currently unknown whether the series will act as a sequel to the 2017 movie or will instead be a reboot and will retell the story once again.
This is the second LGBTQ+-led show to be announced for Disney+ as the studio also announced a series titled ‘Four Dads.’ The series will focus on when two dads get divorced and then each remarry, they must navigate their new lives whilst raising their teenage daughters. It will begin filming on May 6th in Los Angeles.
‘Love, Simon’ joins a wide catalogue of shows and films being developed for Disney+ including the live-action adaption of ‘Lady and the Tramp’, ‘Book Of Enchantment’ as well as a range of Marvel and Star Wars shows currently in various stages of development.
Disney+’s ‘Love, Simon’ will release in 2020.
Disney has yet to respond for comment.