Netflix Gives Selena Gomez’s ’13 Reasons Why’ a Straight-to-Series Order

Great news for Selena Gomez.

Gomez’s executive-produced show 13 Reasons Why was given a straight-to-series order from Netflix today (Oct. 29). The 13-episode show is based on the 2007 YA novel of the same name by Jay Asher. It retrospectively takes a look at the 13 reasons why a young high school girl commits suicide through her suicide note, which she recorded on cassette tapes.

Gomez is not in fact starring in the show, “just producing” (according to GossipCop) the miniseries alongside her mom Mandy Teefey and producer Kristel Laiblin.

13 Reasons Why marks the first time Gomez will executive produce a TV series, aside from her work on Wizards Of Waverly Place (she was an executive producer for the TV movie and The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex in 2013).

Brian Yorkey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tony Award, penned the pilot and will stay on as writer for the entire series. Before it was picked up by Netflix, it was in development at Universal as a feature film project.