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A Quintanilla Family-Approved Selena Series Is Coming To Netflix And People Are Freaking Out

Sit down. You *might* pass out after hearing this news. It’s as if the Tejano gods have heard all of our prayers. The world is finally in sync to our most favorite things ever: Netflix + Selena, the Tejano music legend. The streaming giant officially announced that a scripted Selena show is coming to all of our Netflix accounts and the world is screaming with excitement.

Netflix has just announced they are doing a scripted series based on Selena.

The show will be called “Selena: The Series,” and it centers around Selena, of course, but her early years as a young woman. It’s being described as a coming of age story. A premiere date and episode count have not been released yet.

Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister, released the following statement: “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. 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.”

This show should not be confused with the other Quintanilla-approved show that will be seen on ABC. That is a Selena-inspired show, this new project is all about the queen. Both projects, however, are being produced by Campanario Entertainment

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moisés Zamora is a writer and executive producer on the series, while Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh are also executive producers.

The Latino community adores Selena, so they’re making sure everything is done right.

Fortunately, some of Selena’s family is working on the show so we should expect a solid telling of the young singer’s life.

Clearly, some are still triggered by her untimely death.

It’ll be hard, but at least we know this show focuses on her as a young girl. It’s a part of the story that we all want to know more about.

There most certainly will not be any culture appropriation.

People will riot. There is no news on who will play the young Tejano singer, yet.

Fans are already putting a lot of pressure on Netflix to do it right.

Netflix and producers must understand the seriousness of this topic.

People want to see Latinos in the show, and we mean Latinos.

We have gotten used to seeing non-Latino characters play Latino roles and that is just not going to fly anymore. People will not forgive Netflix or the family.

All in all, we couldn’t be happier.

Now we’ll have to wait until it’s actually released.

It’s so hard to contain our excitement.

You know J.Lo will have something to say about this.

And one more time for the people in the back!

But please do not tell Chris Perez, he’s still in ligation with the Quintanilla family over his proposed Selena TV deal. Sorry boo.


READ: Telemundo Has Announced A Selena Mini Series And People Are Pissed

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The Director of ‘Spy Kids’ Made a New Netflix Kids Movie Starring Pedro Pascal

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The Director of ‘Spy Kids’ Made a New Netflix Kids Movie Starring Pedro Pascal

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Robert Rodriguez, the beloved Mexican-American director of family-favorite classics like “Spy Kids” and “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D” is coming out with a new kids movie on Netflix called “We Can Be Heroes”.

According to Netflix, the film will be set in the “Sharkboy and Lavagirl” cinematic universe, and will function as a “standalone sequel” to the classic kids movie. The movie is set to drop on New Year’s Day.

The story will follow the children of a group of superheroes called “The Heroics”. The children of The Heroics must save the planet after their parents are kidnapped by alien invaders. According to the information that Netflix has released, Sharkboy and Lavagirl will be two of the parents who are kidnapped by these villainous aliens. (Yes, Sharkboy and Lavagirl now have a kid together. Yes, we thought they were siblings this entire time.)

While Taylor Dooley, who plays Lavagirl, is reprising her role for “We Can Be Heroes”, Taylor Lautner, unfortunately, will not.

An actor named JJ Dashnaw will step into Sharkboy’s shoes. But to soften the blow of that disappointing recasting news, none of other than Pedro Pascal will be playing one of the lead roles in the movie, a character named Marcus Moreno who is “a superhero on the verge of retirement”.

“I’ve wanted to work with Pedro since forever,” Rodriguez told Entertainment Weekly. “[Marcus] can be a badass if he needs to. He takes the glasses off, and he looks legit.” 

Although Robert Rodriguez is well-known for his family movies like the “Spy Kids” franchise as well as “Shark Boy and Lavagirl”, he has recently focuses his career on more adult fare like “Machete” and “Alita: Battle Angel”. Fans of “Spy Kids” are excited to be treated to a movie that seems like it will be a spiritual successor of the 2001 film. Rodriguez says that families being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has simply fueled nostalgia for his popular kids movies.

“A lot of families have spent a lot of time together,” he told EW. “I’ve been getting calls from all kinds of studios: ‘Reboot Spy Kids.’ ‘Reboot Sharkboy.’ Of course they want to. They’re all sitting at home with their kids.”

Just this year, Robert Rodriguez talked about how hard he had to fight to make the “Spy Kids” family Latino. “For me it was a big victory … to have the kids in ‘Spy Kids’ be a Latin family,” he explained at a virtual Comic Con panel. “The studio was like, ‘Why are you making them Latin, though, why don’t you just make them American?’ They are American, they’re based on my family.”

“There were no roles being written for Latins at that time, back in 1999, nor were they being cast. If I wasn’t Latin, I would have given up the fight,” he continued. “When you’re doing anything that’s new, this just happens to be about diversity, you’re going to get a question and you have to have a good answer.”

We’re excited to take a look at this new kid-friendly movie! We hope it’s as entertaining as “Spy Kids”.

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Betty Gallegos Is The Latina Yo-Yo Champion You Need To Know About

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Betty Gallegos Is The Latina Yo-Yo Champion You Need To Know About

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Yo-yoing is an intense and exciting sport that connects millions of people from around the world. It transcends language barriers and brings people together for exciting competitions. One woman from Mexico is catching the world’s attention. Her name is Betty Gallegos.

Betty Gallegos is changing the world of yo-yoing with her impressive skills.

Gallegos has been yo-yoing since she was 12 years old, according to her own words in “We Are The Champions.” The Netflix original series follows people in sporting events that are region-specific or off of everyone’s radars. One episode is dedicated to the competitive and amicable sport of yo-yoing.

Gallegos is a rising star on the international yo-yo stage.

The yo-yoing superstar is a 2-time Women’s World champion and is the current Mexican national champion. In 2019, Gallegos was looking to make history as the first woman to compete in the 1A World Championship final. “We Are The Champions” followed Gallegos on her journey to Cleveland, Ohio to compete against the best.

She has her own yo-yo.

The Meerkat is Gallegos first signature yo-yo created with YoYoFactory. The lightweight yo-yo is Gallegos’ go-to yo-yo for all of her competition and social media needs.

Gallegos’ performance at the 2019 World Yo-Yo Contest was spectacular. The Mexican yo-yo athlete goes for glory and leaves it all on the stage. As for how she does, you’ll have to watch the show to find out.

Gallegos is working hard to show the boys that girls are just as capable.

Yo-yoing, like so many things before it is heavily dominated by men. Gallegos wants her presence in the yo-yo contests to bring more women to the sport. Gallegos says that she wants to be the one to pave the way for more women in yo-yo in “We Are The Champions.” As her time at the world competition comes to an end, Gallegos hopes she is closer to achieving that goal.

Covid might have canceled 2020 but Gallegos is already looking to the future.

Covid came in just to take away 2020. The year that so many said was going to be their year. The virus postponed this years World Yo-Yo Contest and Gallegos is ready to get back to the stage in 2021. The sky’s the limit and Gallegos is unapologetically reaching for her piece of it.

READ: Young Girls Will Have New Role Models To Look Up To After The Launch Of This Women’s Pro Soccer League In Mexico

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