Netflix is continuing to fulfill its promise to create original content that appeals to all ages and demographics with its 13 episode straight-to-series order of 13 Reasons Why, executive produced by Selena Gomez with Anonymous Content and Paramount TV.
The story centers around Clay Jensen, who returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it. Inside, he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. The tapes reveal the 13 reasons why she decided to end her life–and Clay is one of them.
Gomez recently finished shooting multiple projects, including Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Seth Rogen’s Neighbors 2. Gomez–an international recording artist–is preparing for her 2016 global tour and will not be starring in 13 Reasons. Producers are currently on the hunt for a lead to anchor the series, which sources say will be crucial to the success of the series, given the dark nature of the story.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer