EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has given Anonymous Content and Paramount TV’s 13 Reasons Why, executive produced by Selena Gomez, a straight-to-series order. The show, based on the New York Times bestselling YA book by Jay Asher, was created by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey, who also wrote the pilot. Joy Gorman Wettels is exec producing for Anonymous Content along with Michael Sugar and Steve Golin. Kristel Laiblin and Mandy Teefey also exec produce. 13 Reasons Why is the 2nd Netflix straight to order series for Anonymous Content. The first is the Plan B collaboration The OA, which goes into production next quarter.
Gomez recently wrapped four films: In Dubious Battle, directed by James Franco; The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving, alongside Paul Rudd; The Big Short, starring Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale; and Seth Rogen’s Neighbors 2. Most recently, she reprised her role as Mavis in Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 2, which opened to record-breaking box office. She is not starring in 13 Reasons Why.
As a recording artist, Gomez has sold more than 22 million singles worldwide, and her new album Revival debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She will embark on a global tour next year.
Along with Gomez, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin and Anonymous Content also will executive produce 13 Reasons Why. Gomez is repped by WME, Brillstein and Ziffren Brittenham; Yorkey by WME and Anonymous; Laiblin by attorney Lev Ginsburg.