‘Love, Simon’: Rachel Naomi Hilson Joins Disney+ Series In Recasting

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‘Love, Simon’: Rachel Naomi Hilson Joins Disney+ Series In Recasting
Exclusive: Rachel Naomi Hilson (This Is Us) is set as a series regular opposite Michael Cimino in Love, Simon, the Disney+ series inspired by the praised 2018 movie based on Becky Albertali’s New York Times bestselling novel, in a recasting. The series 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, he’s 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 whip-smart friend with a quick wit and easy laugh. Hilson is replacing Johnny Sequoyah,
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