The series centers around Alex Guerra, a chart-topping, award-winning pop star who has been estranged from her family for five years.
Even though the Quintanillas blocked Chris Perez from turning his book, To Selena, With Love, into a TV series in 2017, the family is gearing up to create its own show, inspired by La Reina de Tejano. She tries to pick up the pieces of her broken relationship with her family after a crisis forces her to return home.
Simran A Singh brokered the deal with ABC on behalf of the Quintanilla family, with Singh and Quintanilla family members Abraham Quintanilla Jr and Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga joining the project as producers.
The untitled series is written and co-executive produced by Miguel Nolla, who has previously worked on ABC shows like Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy and has written an episode of Scandal.
As a put pilot commitment, viewers can be certain at least the first episode of the series will air.
Selena Quintanilla's story is coming to the small screen, well sort of. Sergio Aguero, Jaime Davila and Rico Martinez of Campanario Entertainment, and Scooter Braun, Scott Manson and James Shin of SB Projects will serve as executive producers.
The Mexican-American pop star was tragically killed by her former manager and president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, in 1995 at the age of 23.