Michael Cimino, not the late “Heaven’s Gate” filmmaker but rather the male lead from this Summer’s “Annabelle Comes Home,” has scored the title role in the “Love, Simon” TV series for the Disney+ streaming service.
Set in the world of the film, Cimino plays Victor – a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.
When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. Nick Robinson, who starred in the original film as Simon, will produce and narrate the series.
Also starring are Ana Ortiz as Victor’s smart and warm mother, James Martinez as his regular blue-collar father, Isabella Ferreira as his sullen younger sister, Mateo Fernandez as his good-natured little brother, Johnny Sequoyah as his quick-witted friend Mia, Bebe Wood as her social media-obsessed friend Lake, George Sear as Victor’s confident and charming classmate Benji, Anthony Turpel as Victor’s awkward new neighbor Felix, and Mason Gooding as the local popular basketball-loving jock Andrew.
Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger wrote and executive produce the series via their overall deal at 20th TV. Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Pouya Shahbazian, Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Adam Fishbach, and Wyck Godfrey executive produce. Amy York Rubin directs the first episode.
Source: The Live Feed