A 2012 Selena Gomez movie is getting the digital series treatment. Recent reports detail that Spring Breakers will find its way to a new platform.
According to Deadline, a digital series based on Spring Breakers is planned for Blackpills. The source describes Blackpills as a “soon-to-be launched digital platform.” Not much details exist yet for the project, however it seems the film’s producers Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin will be involved with the series.
While Hanley returns as producer, Deadline reports that Harmony Korine won’t be attached to the Spring Breakers series. Korine served as both writer and director for the original 2012 film.
Selena Gomez Movie: Spring Breakers
Aside from Gomez, the film also starred Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco. It tells the story of college girls who rob a bank to afford their spring break. However, while doing so, they get caught up in a drug dealer’s world.
Spring Breakers later on emerged as both a commercial and critical success, earning $31 million against a small budget and gaining praise from critics. However, discussion on the film also opened a debate about its portrayal of women. While some argued the film objectified women, others saw the characters as empowered females.
Selena Gomez’s Other Series
It appears none of the stars from the original film will make an appearance in the Spring Breakers series. However, the movie’s lead star Selena Gomez has another series on her hands, albeit as an executive producer.
Gomez serves as EP for Thirtheen Reasons Why, a Netflix series based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher. It tells the story of a high school girl who commits suicide. However, even after her death, her memory haunts other kids in her school as she leaves a series of tapes addressing people who she thinks pushed her to the edge.
The 13-episode series drops on Netflix this March 31. The series stars Katherine Langford, Dylan Minette, Brandon Flynn, Christian Navarro and Alisha Boe, among others.
What is BlackPills?
At this point, not much is known about the BlackPills platform. It’s official Facebook page describes it as a “new addiction coming soon.”
Based on the page’s timeline, a number of series other than Spring Breakers is already slated for the platform. Among the notable in the list include Pillow Talk starring Suits’ Patrick J. Adams, You Got Trumped and How to Lose Your Virginity in Ten Lessons.
To know more about the platform hosting the Spring Breakers series, visit their official Facebook page here.
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