Netflix has released a teaser for Selena: The Series, which the streaming service said was “developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family.” The teaser references one of Selena’s biggest hits, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”
Dubbed as “the official story of Tejano music legend, Selena Quintanilla,” Selena: The Series is 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.
“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,” said Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla.
Moisés Zamora (Star) is the writer/executive producer. Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh executive produce; Campanario Entertainment is the production company.
Selena Quintanilla was one of the biggest Latino crossover artists. The singer-songwriter, model, actress and fashion designer was tragically killed in 1995 at age 23 by her former fan club president. Her posthumous crossover album Dreaming of You debuted atop the Billboard 200 later that year, a first for a Latin artist.
Selena’s story was previously brought to the screen in the 1997 feature biopic starring Jennifer Lopez.
Earlier this year, ABC gave a put pilot commitment to an untitled music-driven family drama series inspired by the musical legacy of Selena Quintanilla. That project has been tolled to this development season and remains in development.