Selena Gomez Executive Producing Freeform Show About Latina Teen
Selena Gomez has signed on to executive produce a potential new Freeform show about a Latina teen, it was reveled on Monday.
The proposed series would be an hour-long drama focused on an 18-year-old girl living in a low-income Latino neighborhood, but who has big plans to achieve success. Gomez will produce the pilot alongside her mother, Mandy Teefey, and Aaron Kaplan. It was Kaplan who came up with the idea.
The producer was inspired after seeing a speech from Ana Cobarrubias, a high school senior. The teen spoke last November at The Zimmer Children’s Museum Discovery Award Dinner about working to make a difference in her East L.A. town, despite the odds being against her due to the neighborhood’s poverty level. Cobarrubias will serve as a consultant on the Freeform project.
No casting has been announced, as the idea is still in development and in need of a writer. Kaplan is also working on Nicki Minaj’s autobiographical Freeform sitcom. Gomez and her mom are also currently producing an adaptation of 13 Reasons Why for Netflix, as Gossip Cop has reported.
The news comes just hours after Gomez won the “Biggest Triple Threat” award at Sunday’s iHeartRadioMusic Awards (see photo above). The star was honored for being a singer, actor, and dancer. Gomez’s “Revival World Tour” begins next month.