Selena Gomez is all set to return to where it all began for her — TV acting. The singer will be starring alongside actors Steve Martin and Martin Short in the upcoming Hulu comedy series Only Murders in the Building. The show had received a straight-to-series order from the streamer in January this year.
The comedy created and written by Martin and John Hoffman revolves around three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly ﬁnd themselves wrapped up in one. Gomez will play the third stranger alongside Short and Martin. Hulu’s head of originals, Craig Erwich, spoke to Deadline about the project and commented: “I heard the pitch on Wednesday, and it was the best hour I had all week. It’s really special, surprisingly emotional. It’s really modern and self-referential about podcasts and murders, it’s got some great surprises. When they pull this off, it’s going to be really special.”
In addition to her co-starring role, Gomez will also executive produce the project alongside Martin, Hoffman, Short, This Is Us-creator Dan Fogelman, and Jess Rosenthal. This series marks Gomez’s latest executive producing gig following Netﬂix‘s 13 Reasons Why. In real life, Gomez seems to be quite a true crime fan herself, as she attended CrimeCon Chicago in February earlier this year, to help solve an unsolved mystery. “We were honored to host @selenagomez and her mom @mandyteefey at CrowdSolve this weekend,” CrimeCon had shared on Instagram. “They were perfect detectives 🕵️🕵️ who, along with hundreds of others, helped bring peace to the Sova family.”
The year 2020 has indeed been a busy one for the singer, with the release of her new song, then a music video, the news of her beauty line, the trailer for her HBO Max cooking show, and now this. Fans surely have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Gomez’s career launched with the Disney Channel comedy Wizards of Waverly Place back in 2007 when she starred as the iconic Alex Russo. She hasn’t taken a lead role in a TV series since, until now and will also be starring in and producing the HBO Max cooking show Selena + Chef.