On Tuesday, the streaming service Netflix announced Selena: The Series, a new scripted bio-series about the late Grammy-winner Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Described as a coming of age story, the show follows Selena as her dreams come true, and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices
Selena was responsible for hit songs like “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Dreaming of You,” and was one of the biggest Mexican music stars before her life was cut short in 1995 when she was murdered by the president of her fan club. Jennifer Lopez portrayed Selena in the 1997 biopic film Selena.
According to a Netflix press release, the Quintanilla family is “fully involved” in the show and will executive produce alongside Moisés Zamora (American Crime), who is writing the script. Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh are also listed as executive producers.
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