The father of the late singer, Abraham Quintanilla is suing Perez and his production company, Endemol Latino, in attempt to stop block his upcoming series about the Tejano singer.
According to the lawsuit, Perez and his production company violated a contract when developing the series, stating that the property rights of Selena belonged to her family. The lawsuit also claims that Chris’s book was unauthorized and any adaptions are forbidden.
The series, announced a few weeks ago, would be based on Perez's memoir, To Selena, With Love. According to Endemol Shine North America and Major TV, they have optioned the rights to the book for a TV series that will be made for English and Spanish-speaking viewers. In a statement, Perez talked about his excitement to share his memories with his late wife on the small screen.
“I spent several years keeping the memories of my late wife bottled up inside,” Perez said. “To Selena, With Love allowed me to finally embrace my experience and understand the void it could fill in the hearts of so many others. I am now ready to take the important step of being fully transparent and bringing my everlasting relationship to life on the screen.”
Hopefully, the two can reach an agreement of some sort to continue on with production. After all, anything for Selenas, right?