Netflix's dark teen drama 13 Reasons Why has turned a huge hit as it has set the right chord with teen audiences. Songstress Selena Gomez, who forayed into television as an executive producer for the hit show, has revealed she is overwhelmed with the positive response to the show.
"I'm a little overwhelmed and very surprised," she told E! Online and explained why she was inclined to invest in a project that discusses the gravity of teen depression, suicide and drug abuse.
"I mean I believed in the project for so long and I understood what the message was. I just wanted it to come across in a way that kids would be frightened, but confused – in a way that they would talk about it because it's something that's happening all the time. So, I'm overwhelmed that's it's doing as well as it's doing."
The show, which narrates the story of Hannah Baker, a teen girl who kills herself. Days after her death, her colleague Clay Jensen receives 13 tapes in which she revealed the 13 reasons that prompted her to end her life.
Critics have claimed that the show contains risqué contents while featuring the darker side of the lives of teens in today's world.
The former Disney star is over the moon for the show's success and two weeks back she thanked every single person who watched it on Netflix.
"Wish the rest of the crew was with us today. Overwhelmed with the response and love @13reasonswhy is receiving. Thank you to each beautiful person who has watched and talked about the message of our show," she captioned an image she shared on Instagram.