Show is based on best-selling YA book by Jay Asher
Selena Gomez‘s new series “13 Reasons Why” has been given a series order at Netflix, TheWrap has learned.
The show is based on the best-selling YA book of the same name by Jay Asher, about a high school student (Gomez) who commits suicide.
She leaves a box of cassette tapes to one of her classmates with instructions to pass a tape along to 12 other people. On each tape, she explains how each person contributed to her death.
Gomez will also executive produce the series in addition to starring. It was created by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, who also wrote the pilot. Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin and Anonymous Content will also executive produce.
Gomez is also a best-selling musician, having just released her second solo album entitled “Revival.” “Come & Get It,” the lead single off of her first album, was certified triple platinum. She also recently joined the cast of Unviersal’s “Neighbors 2.”
She’s represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Ziffren Brittenham.