Streaming Giant Netflix Gives The Green Light To Scripted Series On Selena Quintanilla
Netflix is teaming with the family of the late Selena Quintanilla to tell the life story of the Tejano music legend.
The streaming giant has handed out a straight-to-series order for Selena: The Series, which it describes as a coming-of-age story. A premiere date and episode count have not yet been determined. Also unclear is if episodes will be an hour or half-hour in length.
"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."
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.
"Selena and the entire Quintanilla family are an inspiration to many and especially to me, a millennial of the same heritage," Davila said. "Selena’s career achievements are legendary, but our scripted series will focus on...