Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Another big-time name has been attached to Selena Gomez’s upcoming Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why,’ based on the 2007 bestselling young adult novel by Jay Asher.

It had been announced earlier by Variety that Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey created and wrote the highly anticipated adaptation, but we now know that Tom McCarthy will direct the first two episodes. Fresh off a win for his Oscar-winning film Spotlight, McCarthy will also executive produce the 13-episode series. The project couldn't be in more competent hands moving forward.

The book and adapted series follows teenager Clay Jensen, who comes home from school one day to find a package of recorded cassette tapes from Hannah Baker on his doorstep. Hannah was his classmate and longtime crush, who had recently committed suicide two weeks before. In the tapes, Hannah reveals thirteen reasons why she decides to end her own life, and Clay, along with many others, is implicated.

Selena Gomez has not been said to be acting in the series, only producing. As of right now, no premiere date has been announced.

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Author: Jay Asher
Price: $8.79
Publisher: Razorbill (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 288 pages
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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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