What You Need To Know: Selena Quintanilla

'Selena: The Series': Netflix announces new show about Selena Quintanilla

A new series about slain Tejano icon Selena Quintanilla is heading to Netflix in 2020, the streaming service announced Tuesday.

According to a Netflix press release, the scripted drama, produced by Campanario Entertainment, is "a coming-of-age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family and music."

The singer's family is "fully involved in the project and will be executive producers," the release said

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"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history, and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory," the singer's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, said in a statement. "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. We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come."

Quintanilla, who was killed in 1995 by her fan club's president, gained international fame before her death at age 23, selling more than 65 million albums, NBC News reported.

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