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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Greg Berlanti in talks to direct Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Greg Berlanti may be going from the Arrowverse to another realm of high-stakes drama: high school.

The uber-producer behind such DC Comics-inspired TV shows as Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl is in negotiations to direct a big-screen adaptation of the LGBTQ-themed young-adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, EW has confirmed.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: EW review

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Adults who read this coming-out/coming-of-age novel will probably wish it had been around when they were kids. But really, it’s so of-the-moment it couldn’t have been written any earlier. Teens may be grappling with sexuality at a time when gay marriage is legal in most states, but that doesn’t make their struggles less real. Simon Spier, a 16-year-old Harry Potter fanatic, is goaded out of the closet after a classmate discovers his emails to a pen pal. Albertalli paints a stunningly three-dimensional, cliche-free world for Simon that bursts with unforgettable characters.

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