Selena Gomez is developing a series described as the 'Latina Empire'

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Selena Gomez and Aaron Kaplan are developing a new series for Freeform (you know, that new name ABC Family is hoping sticks). The show, which is being described as a Latina Empire, "is set in a low income Latino neighborhood and is told through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl destined for greatness," according to Deadline. The coolest part about the project is that it's based on the actual experiences of a Los Angeles high-school student, 18-year-old Ana Cobarrubias. Aaron Kaplan was captivated by a speech Cobarrubias delivered last November at the Zimmer Children's Museum Discovery Awards dinner, and approached her about the project. The speech was about what really happens in low-income neighborhoods, and Cobarrubias's determination to defy expectations others may have of her. The high-school senior will be a consultant on the project, which is way cooler than anything you ever did in high school.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez is seen on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez is seen on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez is seen on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez leaves the 'Cafe de Flore' on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez leaves the 'Cafe de Flore' on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez leaves the 'Cafe de Flore' on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Singer Selena Gomez leaves the 'Cafe de Flore' on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Selena Gomez arrives at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Selena Gomez is seen at LAX on March 07, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Selena Gomez arrives at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Selena Gomez arrives at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Selena Gomez is seen at LAX on March 07, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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