Selena Gomez is getting back into TV! Well, kind of…
The "Revival" singer
is executive producing 13 Reasons Why
, a TV show based on the best-selling young adult novel of the same name, Variety
The series, which will be comprised of 13 episodes, is in the final stages of negations with Netflix and marks the first major exec producing credit for Gomez.
13 Reasons Why, which was written by Jay Asher, tells the story of the late Hannah Baker, a high school student who committed suicide.
The story will follow a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate -- and crush -- Hannah.
The tapes are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, thus allowing Hannah to explain to 12 peers how they each played a role in her death by giving 13 reasons explaining why she took her life.
According to Variety
, Gomez, along with her mother Mandy Teefey
and producer Kristel Laiblin
, brought the book to Anonymous Content for a screen adaptation.
Before landing at Netflix as a series — which has been in talks at the streaming service for over one year — 13 Reasons Why had been in development as a feature film at Universal.