Ana Ortiz Cast in Disney+ Series, “Love, Simon”

Actress Ana Ortiz has been cast in the Disney+ series, Love, Simon. The show was announced for Disney’s streaming service back in April.  

What’s happening: 

  • Deadline is reporting that Ana Ortiz has been cast as one of the leads in the Disney+ series, Love, Simon. She is the first actor to join the show.
  • Disney+’s Love, Simon is inspired by the 2018 20th Century Fox film of the same name, which was based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
  • The half-hour show, while based on its source material, will instead focus on a different character, Victor. Ortiz will play Victor’s mom, Isabel.
  • The show hails from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger who wrote the movie. The duo also executive produce and co-showrun NBC’s emotional drama, This Is Us.
  • The series was announced for Disney+ this past April, shortly after Disney’s Investor Day which revealed many details about the new streaming service.

Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Creative team:

  • Executive Producers and writers:
    • Isaac Aptaker
    • Elizabeth Berger
  • Executive Producers:
    • Marty Bowen
    • Isaac Klausner (Temple Hill)
    • Pouya Shahbazian
  • EP and Showrunner:
    • Brian Tanen

What they’re saying:

  • Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: “I’m SO excited to report that a Love, Simon spinoff is coming to the new Disney+ streaming service!!” This series is NOT an adaptation of (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda sequel) Leah on the Offbeat, nor is it a remake of Love, Simon. It is a spinoff set in the world of Simon.”