The series is backed by Selena’s family
Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla’s life will be told in a new series on Netflix. Selena: The Series is described 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.”
The Quintanilla family has been fully involved in the groundbreaking project and will be executive producers. Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh will all serve as executive producers. Moisés Zamora (Star, American Crime) was tapped to write the show along with executive producing.
“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory,” states Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla. “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.”
“Selena and the entire Quintanilla family are an inspiration to many and especially to me, a millennial of the same heritage,” comments 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.”
Campanario Entertainment is at the helm of the project. No production or release date have been announced as of press time.
In 1997, Selena was the subject of a biopic starring Jennifer Lopez. It grossed more than $35 million at the box office and has become the 13th highest-grossing musical biopic of all time.
The Tejano singer was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the head of her fan club, at the age of 23 in 1995.