The series will be based on a different character than the 2018 movie, which starred Nick Robinson, who will be named Victor. Ortiz will play Victor’s mother, Isabel.
The series is from “This Is Us” executive producers and co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, and 20th Century Fox TV. Also executive producing are Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill and Pouya Shahbazian, as well as “Grand Hotel” showrunner Brian Tanen.
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The movie, and the subsequent series, is based on Becky Albertalli’s novel “Simon vs the Home Sapiens Agenda.” The film starred Robinson as a closeted gay teen in the Atlanta suburbs. Jennifer Garner co-starred in the film as his mother.
Disney+, the company’s streaming service,