Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Netflix has announced it’s making a scripted series about the icon Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the pioneering Latin artist who redefined the male-dominated world of Tejano music back in the 90s.
Titled Selena: The Series, the show will follow the story of the pop star, model, actress, designer, chronicling her rise from a no-name singer in her dad’s Texas restaurant to the internationally renowned “Queen of Tejano music,” all before she was tragically killed in 1995 at just 23.
Netflix tapped Selena’s family to help produce the series, including her sister Suzette, who played drums in Selena’s first band, and their father Abraham Quintanilla, who managed it.
“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives,” Suzette said in a statement to THR. “We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”
Selena, which doesn’t have a premiere date just yet, will be written by Moisés Zamora, who’s executive producing alongside Jaime Davila of Campanario Entertainment.
“Selena’s career achievements are legendary,” Davila told THR. “But our scripted series will focus on the incredible story of a Mexican-American family and how an extraordinary young woman transcended categories and borders to become a global star.”
We can’t wait!