It’s been more than 23 years since the Queen of Tejano, Selena Quintanilla, was shot and killed. Now, Netflix just revealed that they’re greenlighting a scripted series that retells the tragic life story of one of the most iconic Mexican-American pop stars.
“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,” said Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla. The streaming service revealed that Selena: The Series was “developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family.”
💕 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
“Selena’s career started at a young age when she became lead singer in her family’s band, Selena Y Los Dinos,” a description for the book reads. “She went on to become an award-winning artist with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live, and earned the title ‘Queen of Tejano Music.’ Your little one will learn that Selena’s favorite food was pizza and that the most important people in the world to her were her familia and fans.”
“What a moment! Suzette, sharing in the making of her sister’s star,” the caption read. “‘They don’t give this honor to everyone, so I’m beyond honored… to be able to participate in the making of it, priceless.'”
The young star was shot in the shoulder by Yolanda Saldívar at a Days Inn hotel in Corpus Christi, TX. Selena and her family caught Yolanda — who served as president of Selena’s fan club and also managed her boutiques — embezzling money. According to The New York Times, on that day at the Days Inn, the “Dreaming of You” songstress confronted her over financial documents.