Selena Gomez is working on 15 Candles — a comedy spin-off of the 1984 film Sixteen Candles

Published 16 Mar, 2022 01:25pm

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The story will be based on the coming of age of four Latina girls.

Photo: Selena Gomez/Instagram
Photo: Selena Gomez/Instagram

Disney star is working on her second show as a producer after Thirteen Reasons Why. Her new show is called 15 Candles and is with Mexican-American actor and screenwriter Tanya Saracho and American film director Gabriela Revilla. The series is a spin-off of the 1984 John Hughes film Sixteen Candles and will revolve around four Latina girls and their coming of age with a comedic twist to it.

"So this is what Gabriela Revilla & I’ve been cooking up with Selena Gomez for Universal Content Productions & Peacock TV!! I mean, there’s still a lot of cooking left to do but at least we can shout it from the rooftops now," Saracho captioned her Instagram post, sharing a screenshot of the news.

Peacock TV couldn't hold back from expressing its glee either. "Selena Gomez: Come & Get It. Us: [running emoji]," they captioned an Instagram post.

The half-hour series will follow four young Latinas in high school, navigating feelings of invisibility while exploring what it means to leave childhood behind as quinceañera (the Mexican celebration of a girl's 15th birthday) season approaches.

Gomez is currently one of the leads in the recently renewed Hulu comedy Only Murders in the Building alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short. Saracho served as a writer, director and producer of the Starz drama Vida and Revilla is a writer, director and producer who has worked on projects like Whiplash, Palm Springs and A Million Little Things.

Starring Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles is about a girl approaching her 16th birthday and facing a lot of embarrassment when her parents conveniently ignore her. Some high school drama is also part of it as the answers she wrote for a private quiz land up in the wrong hands.