CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Selena fans may soon be able to watch a TV series based on her legacy.
ABC has committed to a pilot for program inspired by the musical legacy of Selena Quintanilla, according to a news release from Campanario Entertainment.
The show won’t be about Selena herself, but the main character, Alex Guerra, is inspired by the late Tejano star, who was shot and killed by an employee in 1995.
Selena’s siblings, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. And Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, will produce the series, according to Variety. The series, which is untitled, will be written by Miguel Nolla, who is also a co-executive producer for the project.
Nolla has worked on successful ABC shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, which both have aired multiple seasons.
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“We are excited to come on board as producers on an ABC music driven, Latino family drama that celebrates Selena’s musical legacy with a lead character whose music and career is inspired by Selena,” Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga said in the news release.
The series will focus on the fictitious Guerra, an award-winning pop star who has been estranged from her family for five years. She returns home to Texas and tries to balance a love triangle, her career and the secrets of her family, Variety states.
“This project gives us all an opportunity to showcase a successful, aspirational Latino family in a way that is not currently represented on television,” Jaime Davila, president of Campanario Entertainment said in the news release. “Sergio, Rico and I are looking forward to creating with the team an original music-driven drama with authentic characters as multifaceted as our own families.”.
It is unknown when the series might debut.
Scooter Braun, owner of School Boy Records and Raymond-Braun Media Group, Scott Manson and James Shin, of entertainment and media company SB Projects, will executive produce.
Jamie Davila, Rico Martinez and Sergio Aguero of Los Angeles-based television and digital content production company Campanario Entertainment will also executive produce, according to Variety.
The pilot comes months after Selena Quintanilla Perez got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, 2017. Previous to that Google featured a Selena doodle celebrating her musical legacy.
Madame Tussauds unveiled a $350,000 wax figure of the icon in Hollywood last year. A few months later, MAC Cosmetics released a Selena makeup line. Selena also has been inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.
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