Disney+ will be developing a tv series connected to the movie Love, Simon (2018). Among the various exciting announcements about Disney’s new streaming service Disney+, this bit of news hasn’t gotten as much attention as it deserves.
The critically acclaimed and successful movie, which told the story of a high school boy and his struggles of coming to terms with his sexuality, coming out, and finding love, has moved the hearts of many people across the globe and has inspired coming-out stories and heartwarming tales of teens finding and accepting themselves and who they love. The film is based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which was written Becky Albertalli.
The series, which is described as “in the works,” will be using the sequel of the novel called Leah on the Offbeat as its basis. According to Inside The Magic, Disney+ has ordered a series which will debut on November 12. It will tell the story of Leah, one of Simon’s friends who is played by Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) in the movie. Langford, however, hasn’t been confirmed for the Disney+ series.
The themes in the book are sexuality, body-image, relationships, and other general topics surrounding ideas about and struggles of growing up.
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