Selena Gomez is taking over every department one after the other. She is now joining comedy veterans Steve Martin and Martin Short in the new Hulu comedy, Only Murders In The Building.
According to Variety, Selena will play a young woman obsessed with true crime stories who also run into two older men who share her passion. The series will be marked as Selena’s comeback on Television since her Disney Channel hit, Wizards of the Waverly Place.
Steve and Martin have been comedy partners for quite a while now. They have collaborated multiple times over the decades. The duo appeared together in the modern comedy classic, Three Amigos and the 1991 remake of Father Of The Bride.
The duo will find themselves obsessed with the true-crime of their own in the new series, Only Murders In The Building. The series was announced back in January at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
Selena will also be the executive producer of the show with Martin, Short, John Hoffman, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal, CEO of Rhode Island Ave. Production. The show has a straight-to-series order.
The idea of the show is said to be by Martin and he will co-write it with John. Hulu’s head of original programming, Craig Erwich, said it was the best hour he had in all week when he heard the pitch. He said, ‘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.’
Hulu had a big hit in their hands with the Joey King starrer, The Act. It was a true-crime series including Patricia Arquette. However, Only Murders In The Building will be a dark comedy and a fictional story.
Selena Has Exciting Announcements Lined Up
Selena has been giving us a few exciting announcements as promised. She announced a date for the launch of her beauty line and also released the trailer for her show with HBO Max, Selena and Chef. The singer has also been executive producer for Netflix’s controversial show, 13 Reasons Why and docuseries Living Undocumented.
Selena is returning to the screens with Selena and Chef which will be a cooking series. She will be joined by chefs around the world who teach her how to cook their tasty creations. Because of the global pandemic, the singer will be taught virtually while her friends and family taste-test it at the end.
Selena showcases her goofy side as the chef says he is cooking on an electric stove. The singer says she has it too, soon realizing that her stove isn’t electric. Embarrassed, she slides down and waves her hand over the counter apologizing.
The cooking series is produced by Selena and was announced back in May. Selena got inspired during her time in quarantine and took up cooking. The ‘Lose You to Love Me’ hitmaker received a gift basket filled with goodies from famous chefs on her birthday. Selena took to Instagram to share the sweet gift that she received. The Instagram account of maxPOP, partnered with HBO Max, shared a sweet clip of Selena unwrapping all the goodies.
“I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food. I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef,” the singer said at the time. “I definitely don’t have the formal training though! Like many of us while being home I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen.”
It will be a 10-episode series and in every episode, she will be joined by a different master chef. Together they will create different cuisines and share tips and tricks for cooking. Each installment will also highlight a food-related charity while embracing the joy and struggle of learning to cook.
The socially distanced cooking series will premiere on HBO Max on August 13.