13 Reasons Why is coming to Netflix this spring, and it looks set to be huge. We've got the exclusive first look here.
If you need a new TV series to sink your teeth into this spring, Netflix and Selena Gomez could have the answer.
Gomez, along with producer Kristel Laiblin and her mother Mandy Teefey, have bought the rights to Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel 13 Reasons Why and produced a brand new Netflix series based on the book.
There’s a definite Pretty Little Liars feel to the storyline of 13 Reasons Why, as the show follows events after a high school girl (played by newcomer Katherine Langford) commits suicide and leaves a shoebox of cassette tapes behind for her crush Clay (Dylan Minnette) to listen to (cassette tapes, remember those?)
After it was published 13 Reasons Why topped the New York Times Bestseller list and was distributed in 24 different countries around the world, so there’s already a large fanbase eager to watch the adaptation when it drops, which Netflix have exclusively revealed will be on 31st March.
Here’s the exclusive Netflix date announcement:
Producing 13 Reasons Why is yet another string to Gomez’s bow in a showbiz career that’s seen her go from early teen stardom on the Disney Channel to her status as a world-famous multi-platinum musician with a social media following higher than the population of most European countries.
Along with Girlboss, 13 Reasons Why adds to the collection of brilliant female-led TV hitting our screens in 2017. Gomez is not the only A-lister who’s optioned a bestselling book for a series this year. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have also teamed up to adapt and star in a series based on Liane Moriarty’s bestseller Big Little Lies. The show, which will track the build-up to a murder in the seemingly-idyllic coastal town of Monterey, stars Kidman and Witherspoon alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern.
We’re also pretty excited about the upcoming Netflix series G.L.O.W, which is being produced by the women behind Orange is the New Black and will follow the story of an out-of-work actress in the 1980s who becomes a wrestler. Casette tapes, murder, spandex… what more could you ask for?
Now we’ll just have to find the time to actually watch it all.