Fresh faces fill the cast of the upcoming series Love, Simon. The TV adaptation of the sleeper hit film that was itself an adaptation of the YA novel Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda has found its young leading man. His name is Michael Cimino (cinephiles are now scratching their heads, but no, it’s not the late director of The Deer Hunter) and he was recently seen in Annabelle Comes Home. He’ll play a gay teen who has an entire school and family to navigate as he takes his first steps out of the closet, and who looks to Simon (Nick Robinson, from the film, who narrates here) for help with the process. And he’s got a cast signing on around him: Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) and James Martinez (One Day At a Time) as his parents, and a roster of up-and-coming young stars, some of whom are making their debuts. It’s a 2020 drop on Disney+ (their new streaming platform that launches later this year), so that gives all of you young people a bit of time to figure out whose password you’ll be using to watch it.
You’ve heard the rumblings about a newly rebooted Queer As Folk, and apparently it’s all still happening – although we’ve been denied casting news and it’s causing us a lot of stress and making us write daydreamy, speculative, QAF-themed fiction about Ezra Miller – but it’s going to cost you when it finally gets here. Originally planned for cable via Bravo, the updated story of a tightly knit queer community of people in shiny clothes has now been pushed over to the upcoming NBCUniversal streaming service (the one they say is launching in 2020). Fact: we will pay good money for this. Not as much as we paid for those see-through mesh shirts back in the year 2000, mind you, but we will pay, even if it means cutting the cord and watching Real Housewives of New York at a second location. Now, back to casting – can we get some more Sharon Gless time on this thing? It’s important.
Romeo San Vicente is ready for the Kristine W Renaissance.