Famed TV actress and singer Selena Gomez has a brand new project that involves not just acting but producing as well. She will be starring in a new Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same title.
Variety confirmed that Gomez will both be a producer and star for the upcoming Netflix series which is in the final stages of negotiations to finally put the series in the works and start filming. The publication further reported that the series was first eyed to be a Universal Pictures film, however, Gomez, including her mother Mandy Teefey and producer Kristel Laiblin, brought the book to Anonymous Content for the TV adaptation.
It has been reported that both Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will be producing the series and will also have Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey as the series’ writer. “13 Reasons Why” is written by Jay Asher in 2007. It is about a high school student named Clay finding out a box full of cassette tapes from his former classmate and crush Hannah.
Each tape apparently contains one reason why Hannah decided to commit suicide including the 12 peers that played a role in her death. This will be the first project that Gomez will be taking on after her reported health condition of having Lupus and undergoing chemotherapy to treat the disease.