Selena: The Series Greenlit at Netflix

Selena: The Series greenlit at Netflix

Netflix has given a straight-to-series order for Selena: The Series, based on the life of late Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. You can check out the announcement video from the streamer below!

Selena’s family will produce the coming of age story. Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, told the outlet: “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. 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.”

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Selena: The Series will focus on Selena’s Mexican-American family and how the entertainer “transcended categories and borders to become a global star.”

The series is being written by Moisés Zamora (Star, American Crime). Zamora is executive producing the project alongside Campanario Entertainment president Jaime Davila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh.

Selena was an American singer, songwriter, model, actress, and fashion designer who became one of the most beloved Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century before her tragic death in 1995 when she was shot and killed by her best friend and fan club manager, Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar was convicted of murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

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