According to Deadline, singer-actress Selena Gomez is currently in the process of developing a Latina-led comedy series titled 15 Candles for Peacock, described as a “reconfiguration” of John Hughes’ classic teen comedy film Sixteen Candles. The former Disney star is developing the half-hour-long series along with Vida creator Tanya Saracho and Gabriela Revilla Lugo (Whiplash).
15 Candles will be written and executive produced by Saracho and Lugo. It is executive produced by Gomez through her July Moon Productions banner along with Christine Dávila for Ojalá Productions. It will be a production by UCP.
“It follows four young Latinas starting high school as they overcome their feelings of invisibility while exploring what it means to leave childhood behind through the lens of the traditional female coming-of-age rite: the quinceañera,” reads the synopsis.
Gomez first gained recognition for her leading role in the popular Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012. Her notable acting credits include Princess Protection Program, Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers, The Dead Don’t Die, and the Hotel Transylvania films.
She will next be seen in the upcoming second season of Hulu’s mystery-comedy Only Murders in the Building, where she also serves as an executive producer.