Selena Quintanilla was a legend and a pioneering Latin artist who redefined the male-dominated world of Tejano music back in the 90s; and Netflix just announced this week that we will get to follow her story with the approval of her family.
Seal of approval by the Quintanilla family
"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,” Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla said Tuesday in a statement. "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."
Who is behind the production of 'Selena: The Series' ?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Moisés Zamora (Star- American Crime) will pen the script and executive produce the series alongside Campanario Entertainment president Jaime Davila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Simran A. Singh."
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Selena y los Dinos performing "Si Una Vez" on Padrisimo in 1995. Fun fact: BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) recognized "Si Una Vez" at the BMI Pop Music Awards as Single of the Year in 1996. Note: Suzette doesn't appear on this show due to an ankle injury. #SiempreSelena #selenaylosdinos #selenaquintanilla
What's the story about ?
The series has been described by the streaming service as “ a coming of age story following Selena 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”
No premiere date or casting news accompanied the release.
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