Sophia Bush Joins Disney+ ‘Love Simon’ Series
Actress Sophia Bush (Incredibles 2) has joined the cast of the Disney+ series Love, Simon, based on the hit 2018 film of the same name. She will play a recurring role in the show.
The series will be set in the same world of the film and follows new character Victor (Michael Cimino) on his 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. Rachel Naomi Hilson co-stars as Mia, Victor’s whip-smart friend.
According to Deadline, Bush will play Veronica, Mia’s father’s new girlfriend. Chic and sophisticated runs a non-profit devoted to helping women. Friendly and easy to like but can be strong-willed and tough when she needs to be.
Star of the original film Nick Robinson is on board as producer and narrator of the series. Alongside Michael is Ana Ortiz who plays Victor’s loving mother, James Martinez as Armando, Victor’s father. Mateo Fernandez as Adrian, Victor’s adorable, good-natured little brother, Bebe Wood as Lake, Mia’s quirky and social media-obsessed best friend, George Sear as Benji, Victor’s confident and charming classmate, Anthony Turpel as Felix, Victor’s lanky, awkward new neighbor, and Mason Gooding as Andrew, Creekwood’s cocky and popular basketball-loving jock.
The series comes from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie as well. Aptaker and Berger wrote and executive produces 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.
Production is currently underway in Los Angeles, Ca, and is expected to debut on the service next year.