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Netflix and Selena Gomez Developing ’13 Reasons Why’ Adaptation

Netflix and Selena Gomez Developing ’13 Reasons Why’ Adaptation


Netflix is adapting the powerful YA best-seller 13 Reasons Why into a TV series, with Selena Gomez executive producing.

The series will be based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel which tells the stories that Hannah Baker, a high school girl who committed suicide, left behind explaining her reasons for ending her life.

Variety broke the news, and provided a description of the series, which you can read below:

The story will follow a boy named Clay (yet to be cast) through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah, after she recently committed suicide. On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to twelve peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving thirteen reasons explaining why she took her life.

The series marks Gomez’s return to TV, following the conclusion of her Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place in 2012. The star has an executive producing credit from the Disney TV movie, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, but the Netflix series is her biggest to date.

Have you read the book? Are you ready to see it adapted onscreen? Leave your thoughts about the series in the comments below.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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