Selena Gomez is giving television a try again more than three years after wrapping her Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. The 23-year-old singer and actress will executive-produce a new series for Netflix, Variety reports.
Based on Jay Asher's novel, 13 Reasons Why, the show will tell the story of the late Hannah Baker, a high school student who recently committed suicide, through a series of tapes sent to her classmate, Clay. Clay receives a box filled with the cassette tapes, which come with instructions to pass to Hannah's classmates. On the tapes, she explains to 12 peers how they each played a part in her death.
Gomez will executive-produce the series along with her mother Mandy Teefey, producer Kristel Laiblin and Anonymous Content. Brian Yorkey, who wrote the Tony-nominated musical Next to Normal, will write the pilot for the show.
13 Reasons Why is Gomez's first major executive-producing credit after she served as an exec producer on Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
Have you read 13 Reasons Why? Will you check out the show?