BTM Media, Moconoco and LatinWE, announced the production of a new series based on the events of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla, the most influential and best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s.
The 13 episode series, is based on the best selling book Selena’s Secret, written by Emmy award winning journalist Maria Celeste, who had exclusive access to the protagonists of history, and led for many years extensive research on the circumstances surrounding Selena’s murder.
“Selena’s Secret is the revealing story behind its tragic history,” commented Maria Celeste. “It is a very different story to the official version that was told immediately after her murder. It turns out that, in the months leading up to her death, Selena was not as happy as many thought. She was experiencing a tumultuous moment because she was surrounded by people who loved her, but who also wanted to manipulate her. Feeling pulled in different directions and ripped inside, Selena was about to make several decisions that would change her personal and professional life forever. It was at that moment that a bullet silenced his life. ”
Selena’s Secret is a production of DMD-LA, Moconoco, LatinWE and BTF Media, the latter also being the production company of the series that will premiere on TNT in Latin America and TV Azteca in Mexico.
“We are happy and very excited about the small screen take this great unpublished work entitled The Secret of Selena,” said Fernando Barbosa, senior VP and general manager of Disney Media Distribution and Production Latin America & US Hispanic Market, The Walt Disney Company Latin America. “Every fan of the great diva will know what really happened during and after her tragic end. I have no doubt that it will have great acceptance and success in the television market. ”
“For many years I wanted to bring Selena’s Secret to the screen, but it took two decades to find the right equipment to do so ,” added Maria Celeste. “This real story of our beloved Selena has all the ingredients of a telenovela: Lies, love, betrayals, intrigue, overcoming, suspense and much more. It is a controversial but true story, handled with the utmost respect for his memory. I have no doubt that, just as the book became a bestseller, the production of this series will break audience records. ”
“I feel that the public will love discovering The Secret of Selena, a super series produced by Disney, Moconoco, BTF and LatinWE, based on the bestseller of journalist credibility and track record of Mary Celeste” said Luis Balaguer, Founder and CEO of LatinWE.
“This great alliance will translate into great production,” said Francisco Cordero, CEO of BTF Media.