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Selena Scripted Series Coming to Netflix

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A new scripted show depicting the life of Selena is coming to Netflix.

The streaming company giant released a promotion video via social media on Tuesday, adding the show will be produced by the Quintanilla family.

“Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s incredible life story is coming to Netflix as a scripted series! Selena: The Series was developed alongside and will be executive produced by The Quintanilla family,” Netflix posted on their official Facebook page.

RELATED: Quintanillas to produce ABC show inspired by Selena’s musical legacy

Abraham Quintanilla Jr., Selena’s father, spoke to Tejano Nation about the series, saying it is in the very early stages, “The series is still being developed and we are looking for the right cast.”

He made it very clear this series is authorized by the Quintanilla family, unlike other projects that have been released.

”This series is the only other project (Selena 1997 Movie) that is authorized by the Quintanilla family,” he said.

Cast selection and development has already begun, however, Quintanilla added fans should not expect for the series to be released until 2020.

“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory,” Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla said in a statement. “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.”

On March 31, 1995, 23 year-old Selena was gunned down by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar, outside of a motel in Corpus Christi, Texas. Two years later, the multi-award winning film Selena starring Jennifer Lopez was released and became a huge hit.

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About Vanessa Torres (12 Articles)
Vanessa is a contributing reporter for Tejano Nation. In addition she is an anchor and reporter for 309 in Studio in Peoria, Illinois. She also served as News Director for Cromwell Radio Group in Effingham, Illinois, and producer for WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois. She gained experience at jobs in New York, New Jersey and Tennessee over the past five years. She also contributes to EvoNews.com. Torres is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and a 2011 graduate of Business Careers High School. She received an Associates of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from the University of Phoenix in 2014 and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016.

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