Dubbed as the queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla’s name still remains as one of pop culture’s enduring icons. Now the life and legacy she left behind, 23 years after her untimely death, will be honored through a scripted series produced by Netflix and none other than her own family.
“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’s sister Suzette Quintanilla said. “We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”
Described as a coming-of-age story, no other details have been announced regarding Selena: The Series other than the fact that Moisés Zamora will pen the script and executive produce the series alongside Campanario Entertainment president Jaime Davila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh.
Although many are excited about this announcement, they also have their reservations. Understandably, they want this portrayal to give their idol’s legacy justice. Many are especially keen about the casting.
I’m actually really excited for this generation to learn about Selena and her legacy tho! Just hope it’s done correctly 🙏🏾🤞🏾
— JB ✌️✈️☁️ (@HerringJB) December 11, 2018
Huh, so giving the fact that Netflix always changes the characters ethnicity because…reasons, im pretty sure Emma Stone is going to play Selena
— Adrian Perez🎲 (@Adrian_yeyuhh) December 11, 2018
Is Scarlett Johansson going to play her too?
— #1 (@PsychoPlease) December 11, 2018
Dear @netflix gods,
I heard there’s going to be a show about #Selena and you haven’t casted yet. If you could consider the insanely talented @mayainthemoment I would greatly appreciate it. Gracias. ❤️ #ThrowingItOutToTheUniverse 🙌
— Sunny-Michel (@sunchbunny) December 12, 2018
I love that her legacy continues.. but this is risky. Pero I’m still gonna watch porque me siento muy excited!
— June-G⚡️ (@egroegjunior_) December 11, 2018
Who do you think should play her? Let us know in the comments section below.
[The Hollywood Reporter and Buzzfeed]
Photo courtesy of Selena Quintanilla’s Instagram account
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