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Netflix Just Announced "Selena: The Series"

Entertainment By O. DELGADO
Netflix Just Announced "Selena: The Series"

La Reina de Tex Mex is coming to the small screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selena's family is partnering with Netflix and Latino-owned and operated Campanario Entertainment to produce "the first and only officially sanctioned depiction of Selena's life since the original movie." 


Selena singing "Como La Flor" live at the Astrodome in 1995, her last concert.

Netflix is calling the series a "coming-of-age story," while Campanario's website describes it as a "family drama and music biopic."  

"A musical icon and inspirational figure to many, this Netflix series will tell the never told before stories about the inner life of the Tejana icon and her family, from her childhood to her untimely and tragic death in 1995, This is the only TV series ever approved by the Selena Quintanilla Family and Estate."

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In a statement, Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla called the series "a never-before-seen glimpse at our story." 

"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 and her sister Suzette on tour.
The script is in good hands with award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker Moisés Zamora (Star on Fox; American Crime on ABC), who will also be executive producing the series along with Campanario Entertainment president Jaime Davila and the Quintanilla family.
Netflix has released a super-short teaser trailer announcing the series [below], but, so far, no details about how many episodes or who will be cast to play the Tejano legend.  


Some are worried about Netflix casting a non-Latina in the role, but with the Quintanilla family and Campanario at the helm, I think we can expect nothing less than a true reina in the part.