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.
💕 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom 💕 @SelenaLaLeyenda’s incredible life story is coming to Netflix as a scripted series! @selena_netflix was developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family #NetflixNewsWeek pic.twitter.com/6YUMoAeA7Z
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) December 11, 2018
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.
the entire latino culture if Netflix messes up the Selena series pic.twitter.com/pEIZp1SKcf
— Kenny Jones (@relientkenny) December 11, 2018
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.
I’m gonna be really honest. I don’t need a Selena Netflix series in my life. I know how that story ends and I don’t need to relive my heartbreak episode by episode. (I’m still gonna watch though).
— FROmagnum🇵🇷 (@FroMagnum__) December 11, 2018
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.
can't wait for Scarlett Johansson to play Selena in the new Netflix series 😍
— sabrina spellman (@julitazzz) December 11, 2018
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.
Anyways I’m psychic can’t wait for the Selena Netflix series, they better do the queen justice
— 💌 r a y e (@hopesenvelope) December 11, 2018
Netflix and producers must understand the seriousness of this topic.
People want to see Latinos in the show, and we mean Latinos.
— Kai △⃒⃘ (@HAUSOFKAI) December 11, 2018
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.
— María Guadalupe Martos 💕 (@lamariaforever) December 11, 2018
Now we’ll have to wait until it’s actually released.
It’s so hard to contain our excitement.
— Ursula Moya (@chicaescape) December 11, 2018
You know J.Lo will have something to say about this.
And one more time for the people in the back!
NETFLIX IS COMING OUT WITH A SELENA SERIES!!!!! I REPEATE A SELENA SERIES!!!!!!!!!❤️🌹#selenaseries
— ris❣️ (@risduuuh) December 11, 2018
But please do not tell Chris Perez, he’s still in ligation with the Quintanilla family over his proposed Selena TV deal. Sorry boo.