April 12, 2019 at 10:26 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘Love, Simon’ TV series coming to Disney’s streaming service

Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale in ‘Love, Simon’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

“Love, Simon” is headed to the small screen.

Disney+, the company’s new streaming platform, has picked up a straight-to-series order of Greg Berlanti’s 2018 coming-of-age film “Love, Simon,” Deadline reports.

“Love, Simon” screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker are on board to write the show. Berger and Aptaker are also the executive producers/co-showrunners of the hit NBC drama “This is Us.” Berlanti is not attached to the project due to his exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television. The show will also use a different cast from the film.

The film is based on the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. It follows 17-year-old Simon (Nick Robinson), a closeted teenager struggling to hide his sexual orientation from his family and friends while falling for an anonymous stranger online.

“Love, Simon” was the first major studio film to feature a lead gay romance.

Disney+ launches on Nov. 12.

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