Just a couple of weeks after the series was officially announced for Disney+, Love, Simon has added Racel Naomi Hilson to its cast, according to Deadline.
- Hilson, who appeared in the hit NBC drama This is Us, will be a series regular opposite Michael Cimino in Love, Simon.
- The new original series, based on the hit film from 20th Century Fox, follows 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.
- Hilson will play Mia, Victor’s quick-witted friend, replacing Johnny Sequoyah, who previously was announced for the role.
- The series comes from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie as well.
- Aptaker and Berger wrote and executive produce the new series.
- Joining them as executive producers will be Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Pouya Shahbazian, Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Adam Fishbach, and Wyck Godfrey.
- Amy York Rubin directs the first episode of the series while her creative partner, Pilar Boehm, co-executive produces.
- Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) as Isabel: Victor’s smart and warm mother who loves her husband and her family, but is under a lot of pressure as they move their family across the country.
- Nick Robinson (Love, Simon) as Narrator: Star of the film will produce and narrate the series.
- James Martinez (Army Wives) as Armando: Victor’s regular blue collar “guy’s guy” father who loves his family deeply and works hard for his family
- Isabella Ferreira (Orange is the New Black) as Pilar: Victor’s sullen younger sister in the throws of teenage angst
- Mateo Fernandez as Adrian: Victor’s adorable, good-natured little brother
- Bebe Wood (The Real O’Neals) as Lake: Mia’s quirky and social media-obsessed best friend, Lake
- George Sear (Will) as Benji: Victor’s confident and charming classmate
- Anthony Turpel (9-1-1) as Felix: Victor’s lanky, awkward new neighbor
- Mason Gooding (The Good Doctor) as Andrew: Creekwood’s cocky and popular basketball-loving jock