Michael Cimino is set as the lead in Love, Simon, the Disney+
series inspired by the praised 2018 movie based on Becky Albertali’s New York Times
bestselling novel. Cimino joins previously announced Ana Ortiz
in the half-hour series which begins production this month in Los Angeles. Love, Simon hails from This Is Us
executive producers/co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker
and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, and 20th Century Fox TV, part of Disney TV Studios.
Set in the world of the film, the series follows Victor (Cimino), 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.
Ana Ortiz plays Isabel, Victor’s smart and