ABC just closed a deal to work on a family drama inspired by Selena Quintanilla. Her brother and sister, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, are going to participate as producers to help make the show a reality.
Written by Miguel Nolla, the show is still untitled and will feature Scooter Braun as executive producer. Nolla is also known for working on the hit series, Scandal.
“We are excited to come on board as producers on an ABC music-driven, Latino family drama that celebrates Selena’s musical legacy with a lead character whose music and career is inspired by Selena,” said Suzette Quintanilla in a statement.
The Selena-based T.V. show will focus on the character Alex Guerra. She is a successful singer who distanced herself from her family for five years. Alex will try to reunite with her family after her return to Texas. Her career is very demanding, and her family has some dark secrets.
“We are thrilled to team up with Campanario and ABC Studios and highlight the complexities and family dynamics of a Latin pop superstar coming to grips with the reality of her influence especially in today’s social climate,” Braun said.
The collaboration between ABC, Campanario Entertainment, and SB Projects, promises a good show that depicts the complexities that come with being a Latino raised in the United States. After over 20 years since her passing, the legacy of Selena is still alive and inspiring new generations.
Even though there is no release date yet for the music-driven Latino family show, we can’t wait to get our eyes on the show and see how similar Alex and Selena are going to be.
This article was inspired by Billboard // Selena Quintanilla-Inspired Latino Family Drama Coming to ABC