A series inspired by the life of beloved Latin American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez has been given a pilot greenlight to be produced by ABC. The currently-untitled project has the full support of the Quintanilla family, who will be acting as producers on the series as well.
In collaboration with Campanario Entertainment and SB Projects, ABC Studios will spearhead the project inspired by the famed Tejano singer, taking notes from the 1997 film revolving the late pop singer which acted as a memorable boost to the career of Jennifer Lopez as well.
The project won't focus directly on the singer’s life, instead, the series will focus on a character named Alex Guerra. The storyline of the character revolves being an award-winning pop star who has been estranged from her family for 5 years.
The series will provide a scope into what it's like growing up in a Latino family, infused with the relics of the culture and its traditions. According to Variety, plot lines thus far include working to “pick up the pieces when a crisis forces her to return home,” as well as a love triangle all while juggling her demanding career.
Quintanilla family members including Selena’s father and former manager Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. and her sister, Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, will act as producers for the project, giving the series some authenticity to look forward to.
Miguel Nolla of politically-driven hit drama Scandal will act as writer and co-executive producer of the project. Further details and developments of the series have yet to be disclosed, but if the series is even half as good as that throwback, Lopez-starred film, fans of Selena and her legacy are in for a real treat.