The brief and influential life of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez will return to the screen via a new biopic series on Netflix. The late queen of Tejano music’s official Twitter page announced “Selena: The Series” with a brief teaser clip yesterday (December 11).


The Hollywood Reporter writes that Netflix gave a straight-to-series order for the series, which follows Selena’s upbringing in a Mexican-American Texas family and ascent to multinational stardom. Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla and father Abraham Quintanilla Jr., who found fame with their loved one in Selena y los Dinos, will executive produce with the series’ screenwriter, Moisés Zamora (“Star”).

“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,” Suzette Quintanilla told THR and other publications.

Fans reacted on social media with a mix of joy and trepidation. Some celebrated the importance of telling Latinx stories, especially one about a major cultural icon:


Others hope Netflix will not Whitewash Selena or supporting characters: 


Meanwhile, some people questioned the wisdom of resurrecting Selena’s story—which ended tragically when fan club president Yolanda Saldívar killed her in 1995: