Love, Simon TV series coming to Disney+

A still of gay rom-com Love, Simon, whose sequel will inform a new TV show on Disney+.

A TV show adaptation of Love, Simon is coming to Disney’s new streaming platform.

A sequel to the 2018 gay teen rom-com has received a straight-to-series order from Disney+, TV Line has reported.

While the source material for the film was Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the TV show will be based on her follow-up to the hit book, Leah on the Offbeat.

Two character prepare to kiss in gay rom-com Love, Simon.

The award-winning film created a large fanbase. (20th Century Fox)

The sequel focuses on Leah, Simon Spier’s best friend, as she deals with teen issues like self-confidence, body image, friendship and love.

13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford played Leah in the film, but the TV show will reportedly have a new cast.

Director Greg Berlanti is also not expected to return for the TV show, as he has an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television.

Love, Simon enabled people to come out to loved ones

The film, which was about coming of age as much as it was about coming out, prompted multiple people to reveal their sexuality.

Nick Robinson, who played the rom-com’s main character, revealed last year that his brother came out as gay while he was filming Love, Simon.

Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor said that while he played a teen who overcame struggles with his sexual orientation to accept his sexuality, his brother did the same.

“He came out around the same time we started filming.”

Love, Simon star Nick Robinson

“He came out around the same time we started filming,” said Robinson.

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