Michael Cimino Reportedly Cast as Lead in Disney+ Series “Love, Simon”

According to TV Line, Disney+ has found their male lead for the upcoming sequel series to Love, Simon in actor Michael Cimino.

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What’s happening:

  • Actor Michael Cimino has reportedly been cast in the lead role as Victor in the upcoming Disney+ series, Love, Simon.
  • The Love, Simon series will be a spinoff inspired by the 2018 film, which was based on the YA novel of the same name.
  • TV Line, is also reporting that Nick Robinson who originated the role of Simon in the feature, will lend his voice as the show’s narrator.
  • Earlier this year it was announced that Ana Ortiz had been cast as Victor’s mother.

About the Disney+ series:

  • “Set in the world of the film, the series follows Cimino’s 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.”

Love, Simon series stars:

  • James Martinez (One Day at a Time) as Victor’s father
  • Isabella Ferreira (Orange is the New Black) as Victor’s sister
  • Mateo Fernandez as Victor’s brother
  • Johnny Sequoyah (Believe) as Victor’s friend
  • Bebe Wood (The Real O’Neals) as his BFF

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:

  • Screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker: “We could not be more excited to be making Love, Simon for Disney+. Writing Love, Simon was one of the most profound and enjoyable experiences of our careers to date and we are beyond thrilled that we get to revisit this world and tell the story of Victor, a brand new Creekwood student, and his family and friends. We have a phenomenal group of writers with tremendously personal connections to the material crafting our episodes, and have assembled a dream team cast and crew to bring these stories to life, and cannot wait to share what we’re working on with the world.”