Selena Gomez is developing a new project for television in partnership with Tanya Saracho and Gabriela Revilla Lugo. According to Deadline, the actress plans a comedy inspired by the movie “Sixteen Candles” by John Hughes, released in 1984.
The half-hour series, from UCP to Peacock, will be called “15 Candles” and will show the lives of four young Latinas in high school in the United States, addressing their feelings of invisibility while exploring coming of age as the quinceañera period approaches.
Selena Gomez is set to develop a TV comedy spin on John Huges’ ‘Sixteen Candles’, @DEADLINE reports.
It will follow “four young Latinas in high school, navigating feelings of invisibility while exploring what it means to leave childhood behind.” pic.twitter.com/NdyMyQ7T5V
— Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) March 15, 2022
Saracho and Lugo wrote and produced the series, while Selena serves as an executive producer through her July Moon Productions.
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Gomez comes from a successful comedy project for Hulu “Only Murders in the Building” stars her alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, all of whom were nominated for Critics Choice Awards for their performances. Selena served as an executive producer for “13 Reasons Why“.
Saracho played the role of director and producer on the drama “Life” and Lugo is a writer, director and producer on projects like “Whiplash” and “Palm Springs”.