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Selena Gomez Is Developing A Latina-Led Comedy Series Based Off Of The Classic '80s Flick '16 Candles'

Mar. 16 2022, Published 2:16 p.m. ET

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Selena Gomez has a new TV show in the works, but this time around, she'll only be behind the scenes.

Variety reports that the star is currently in the process of developing 15 Candles, a half-hour comedy series based off of the beloved '80s film 16 Candles. The show, which will stream on Peacock, centers on "four young Latinas in high school, navigating feelings of invisibility while exploring what it means to leave childhood behind as quinceañera season approaches."

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The "Look At Her Now" crooner has plenty of experience as a producer, having worked on 13 Reasons Why, her cooking series Selena + Chef, and most recently, Only Murders in the Building.

She's currently filming for season 2 of the latter alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, though she's keeping her lips zipped as to what viewers can expect in future episodes.

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"It’s cool because personally in my life, since I started season 1 to doing season 2, I changed so much. I know that it’s a small amount of time, but I think it kind of carried on into [her character] Mabel," she teased. "If anything, there’s just more of a sophistication to her. Her style gets better. She’s like super cool. I cut my hair. So it’s a whole fresh start for Mabel."

Showrunner John Hoffman previously explained the reasoning behind casting the Rare Beauty founder alongside such experienced actors.

"The whole show is built on classic meets modern in our minds," he said. "And just theoretically, we were thinking that way just across the board: How do we take these two legendary, classic comedians and then put them up against the clash of something New York, being modern now and finding that classic-meets-modern all around New York?"

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Gomez and Short filming 'Only Murders in the Building'

"Once Selena Gomez was brought up, it was just like ...That really was the light bulb moment," he continued. "I had watched her on Wizards of Waverly Place and I immediately recognized: She’s got her own little vibe, with a sort of laser-like, dry, underneath wit to her."

Season 2 has yet to receive a premiere date, though it was announced that Cara Delevingne, Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer had been cast for new roles.


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