Selena Quintanilla-Inspired Family Drama Headed to ABC
Late singer Selena Quintanilla is the inspiration behind a forthcoming ABC series.
The network gave a put pilot commitment to a new show influenced by the Tejano star's musical legacy, according to Variety.
Miguel Nolla will write the project and co-executive produce with talent manager Scooter Braun. Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., and sister, Suzette Quintanilla, will serve as producers.
'Dancing With the Stars' leads the charge in September.
The untitled pilot will focus on Alex Guerra, an award-winning pop star who has been estranged from her family for five years. A crisis causes her to return home to Texas, where she juggles a love triangle, the demands of her career and her family's dark secrets.
Deadline reported ABC closed the deal after "lengthy negotiations." Suzette had slammed a Telemundo series based on the Maria Celeste Arraras book El Secreto de Selena in January 2017.
"Your book is based on a whole bunch of lies," she said.
Selena was killed by her former friend and fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, at age 23 in 1995. The late singer was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.