Selena Gomez Series ’13 Reasons Why’ Picked Up By Netflix

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For those of you who missed seeing Selena Gomez‘s beautiful round face peer out at you from your TV, get ready to experience true joy again: The former Disney actress is set to star in an upcoming Netflix drama based on the young adult novel 13 Reasons Why.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming site already ordered 13 episodes of the drama, which Selena is set to both appear in and executive produce.

The series, which will be based on Jay Asher’s best-selling novel 13 Reasons Why, is about a student named Clay who discovers a box of cassette tapes on his doorstep, recorded by fellow classmate Hannah Baker (reportedly played by Selena), who recently committed suicide. Each tape is addressed to a different classmate, all of which played a role in Hannah’s decision to kill herself. The subjects are then given instructions on who to pass the collection of tapes onto next, ultimately delivering the message that “everything affects everything.”

According to Variety, Selena (along with the help of her mother Mandy Teefy and producer Kristen Laiblin) wanted to turn the novel into a screen adaptation after reading it back in 2012. Although it was in development to be made into a feature film, Netflix ultimately picked it up as a series instead.

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