Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, better known as Selena, was a multi-talented American singer-actress, and the “Queen of Tejano music.” Selena was the genre’s first female superstar, winning a Grammy at 21 and selling 60 million albums worldwide, more than any other woman in Latin music history. Best known for her chart-topping hits “Como La Flor” and “Amor Prohibido”, Selena took Tejano music to places no artist ever had. Her life was cut short in 1995 when she was murdered by the president of her fan club. Selena’s story is one of many triumphs and tragedies, and yesterday Netflix announced they will be releasing a scripted series based on her extraordinary life.
💕 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 💕 @SelenaLaLeyenda’s incredible life story is coming to Netflix as a scripted series! @selena_netflix was developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family #NetflixNewsWeek pic.twitter.com/6YUMoAeA7Z
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) December 11, 2018
Described as a coming of age story, Selena: The Series follows Selena Quintanilla-Pérez as her dreams come true, and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music. According to Netflix, the Quintanilla family is fully involved in the show and will assist in executive producing. There are no casting details as of yet.
“Selena and the entire Quintanilla family are an inspiration to many and especially to me, a millennial of the same heritage,” said Jaime Dávila, president of Campanario Entertainment. “Selena’s career achievements are legendary, 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. I can’t imagine a better partner than Netflix to celebrate Selena and her family’s lives.”
No information on the premiere date has been released.