Netflix orders series based on the life of Selena

Selena: The Series has been ordered by the streaming service.

December 12, 2018
Netflix orders series based on the life of Selena Netflix

A TV series based on the late Selena Quintanilla is coming to Netflix. The streaming giant confirmed that the musician's life story will be told in Selena: The Series. A date on which the show will arrive on the platform is currently TBC.


“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 in a statement. “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.”

Selena: The Series will be written by Moisés Zamora (Star, American Crime) will write the script as well as acting as an executive producer alongside, among others, Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. A separate TV show inspired by her life, exec produced by Scooter Braun, was reportedly in development at ABC earlier this year.

Selena's self-titled debut album was released in 1989; six years later, she was tragically killed by a former president of her fan club. Her posthumous crossover album Dreaming of You broke records the next year when she became the first Latin artist to debut at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

A brief series announcement can be seen below.

Netflix orders series based on the life of Selena