Good news, Selena Quintanilla fans! You will soon be seeing the late Queen of Tejano on the small screen— well, sort of.
According to a press release from Campanario Entertainment, ABC has closed the deal on a family drama inspired by the life of Selena. Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. and Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga will help produce the untitled project written by Scandal's Miguel Nolla and executive produced by Scooter Braun.
“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,” Selena's sister said in a statement.
The series, which will use "Como la Flor" singer as an inspiration, focuses on Alex Guerra, a chart-topping, award-winning pop star who has been estranged from her familia for five years. She tries to pick up the pieces when a crisis forces her to return home. Guerra finds herself back in Texas, juggling a love triangle, the demands of her career and the dark secrets of the family that she now desperately wants to win back.
“We are thrilled to team up with Campanario and ABC Studios and highlight the complexities and family dynamics of a Latin pop superstar coming to grips with the reality of her influence especially in today’s social climate,” Braun said. “More importantly, we are proud to be collaborators on an incredibly timely show that focuses on a strong Latino family and represents the many Americans who we know will enjoy this series alongside us.”
Though there is no release date yet, we can't wait to see how similar Alex will be to the late singer.