Selena Gomez is making her long awaited return to acting. The singer who starred for four seasons in Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place in her teens, is now coming to comedy. This time, it is on Disney’s other streaming service Hulu.
The series, which Gomez is executive producing, sees her team up with Pink Panther’s Steve Martin and Saturday Night Live veteran Martin Short.
Only Murders In The Building
The comedy is created and written by Martin and John Hoffman (Grace and Frankie) and revolves around three strangers who share an obsession with true crime who suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. Gomez will play the third stranger alongside Short and Martin.
Selena has previously shared her obsession with true crime, going even as far as to attend a convention for true crime fans, early this year. She along with other participants helped close a 38 year old open murder investigation.
Selena Gomez has had quite a busy year, dropping her chart topping album Rare in January, and recently releasing a single with rising pop artist Trevor Daniels “Past Life”. The singer is also rumored to be the mystery artist behind one of the most anticipated songs of K-Pop, an upcoming single by girl band Blackpink.
An industry insider who has previously confirmed many releases, confirms Selena Gomez is the mystery artist featured on BLACKPINK's upcoming single. pic.twitter.com/UG9OoeA7sQ
— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 6, 2020
Selena Gomez’s Project with Jordan Peele for Amazon
In addition to this series with Hulu, the actress is developing a secret project with Jordan Peele for Amazon and has contributed a docu series Living Undocumented and the hit YA drama 13 Reasons Why for Netflix.
All this, in addition to her upcoming cooking series on HBO Max, Selena + Chef, makes her one of the only actors and singers to have projects lined up for four of the biggest streaming services. The star also revealed in an interview that she is busy at work on her fourth solo album.
Gomez has also been quite the activist, using her Instagram account to support black voices fighting for equality. Her philanthropy also extends to using her music to donate large sums to Covid relief organizations as well as for lupus research. The latter is a disease she has and had a kidney surgery for.
Selena’s beauty company
Gomez also recently revealed plans to launch her beauty company: Rare Beauty, and pledged to donate $100 million from its earnings to mental health research.
Vegan and cruelty-free you asked? You got it.❤️ pic.twitter.com/31GgjdyFGx
— Rare Beauty (@rarebeauty) August 8, 2020
Hulu has been on a roll as of late, especially with comedy series. The streaming service, owned by Disney is home to content deemed more adult by Disney and thus placed on this streaming service instead of Disney+.
The streaming service earned rave reviews for comedies Pen15, The Great, Shrill and Muslim comedy “Ramy”. The streamer’s recent comedy movie acquisition Palm Springs, also was a huge success for the company. The news of Gomez’s casting in the project catapulted it into the spotlight, leading the singer to trend on Twitter and is now eagerly awaited by her fans.