Days after Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the company announced they were seizing operations on Fox 2000. Released under that independent fox banner was the surprise dramedy Love, Simon. Now thanks to a new report we may be visiting these characters again.
According to Discussing Film, a series based on the film on the film is in active development for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, with Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, who wrote the screenplay for the 2017 film, set to executive produce.
It is not known whether or not the series will be a continuation from the film or a brand new retelling. Production is expected to begin this August in Los Angeles and is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2020.
Based on the novel from Becky Albertalli, and directed by Greg Berlanti (The Flash) Love, Simon starred Nick Robinson with Keiynan Lonsdale, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner. The film followed 17-year-old Simon (Robinson), who has yet to tell his family or friends that he’s gay. His only confidant is an anonymous classmate with whom he trades emails and whom he soon realizes he’s in love with. When another classmate discovers the emails, Simon finds himself threatened with being outed to the entire school, something for which he’s not ready.
Love, Simon was well received with critic and holds a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film made over $65 million at the global box office on a slim $17 million budget.
Source: Discussing Film