Selena Gomez is returning to the screen, working behind the scenes on her first ever project!
13 Reasons Why is a novel written by Jay Asher. It’s a 2007 best-seller and it follows the life of Clay Jenson, who returns home from school and finds a random box on his front porch filled with tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. As Clay listens to the tapes, he realizes that Hannah references 13 people who may have influenced her decision to end her life.
Selena was said to star in the upcoming series and decided that she wanted to work behind the scenes instead.
Selena says, “My mom [Mandy Teefey] and I are actually producing a few projects together. It’s something we’ve always loved to do, creating content that inspires people, that moves people. Why I love filmmaking, why I love making music is because it affects people. That’s something I’ve always wanted to be a part of — whether I’m in it or not, I want to make things great.”
The cast includes, Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy James, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro and Tommy Dorfman.
It’s directed by Spotlight’s Tom McCarthy
Written by Next to Normal’s Brian Yorkey
And produced by Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman, Yorkey and Kristel Laiblin.