Netflix has provided a straight-to-series order for a 13 episode mini series based on the novel, “13 Reasons Why.” Playwright Brian Yorkey will write the pilot. Selena Gomez, along with Kristel Laiblin and Gomez’s mother Mandy Teefey, will executive produce. Gomez will not star in the series, Variety reports.
Selena Gomez took to Instagram to share her excitement, writing “I’ll just be freaking out over here.”
“13 Reasons Why” is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher. After Hannah Baker commits suicide, she leaves her classmate Clay a box of tapes. The tapes, which have instructions to be passed along to other classmates, reveal how twelve of her peers played a role in her death and the thirteen reasons she took her life.
No premiere date for “13 Reasons Why” has been announced.