Washington : Oscar-nominated feature ‘ Spotlight’ helmer Tom McCarthy is all set to direct the first two episodes of Selena Gomez’s Netflix series ‘ 13 Reasons Why,’ from Anonymous Content and Paramount TV.
McCarthy also will be the executive producer for the 13-episode series, based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling ‘YA book’ by Jay Asher, reports the Deadline.
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey created and wrote the TV series adaptation, which follows a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah, after she recently committed suicide.
On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to 12 peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving 13 reasons explaining why she took her life. (ANI)