ABC Closes Deal On Show Inspired By Selena Quintanilla’s Life
ABC has finalized a deal to create a pilot inspired by late Tejano star Selena Quintanilla. The sitcom remains unnamed, but it will be musically driven, reports Deadline.
Miguel Nolla (responsible for writing on Scandal) will be writing for the show, and it’s executive produced by talent manager Scooter Braun. The show’s creators will also partner with members of the singer’s family, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga.
The program is not biographical and will focus on the life of Alex Guerra, an award-winning megastar who has been estranged from her family for five years. Additionally, she’s in the midst of a love triangle and has to head back home to Texas where her relatives are involved in a crisis. Essentially, she’s trying to put back together the scattered pieces of her personal life.
While the show isn’t directly based on Quintanilla’s life, it’s great to see her legacy still living on after all these years. Selena died at 23 in 1995 when she was fatally shot by the former president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar. She reached crossover success with her hit single,”Dreaming Of You,” which made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 200, making her the first Latin artist to debut at No. 1