Selena Gomez Is Developing A ‘Sixteen Candles’ Comedy Series
Selena Gomez is putting a Latinx spin on John Hughes’ classic coming-of-age film Sixteen Candles (1984). Together with collaborators Tanya Saracho and Gabriela Revilla Lugo, the pop star is developing a new half-hour sitcom titled 15 Candles, which will follow “four young Latinas in high school, navigating feelings of invisibility while exploring what it means to leave childhood behind as quinceañera season approaches.”
According to Variety, Gomez, 29, will serve as executive producer on the project, which is headed to NBC streamer Peacock, while Saracho and Lugo are both expected to write and executive produce. This isn’t Gomez’s first crack at television production — from 2017 to 2020, she executive produced the Netflix adaptation of 13 Reasons Why and she’s currently starring and executive producing of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short.