Selena Quintanilla-inspired Latino family drama coming to ABC

It's no secret: there's a lack of mainstream, English-language television that depicts the beauty and complexities that come with being raised Latino in modern-day USA. A Selena Quintanilla-inspired ABC family drama is here to change that. 

In collaboration with Campanario Entertainment and SB Projects, ABC Studios has green-lighted a yet-to-be-titled pilot not only inspired by the musical legacy of the queen of tejano, but directly co-signed and supported by the late singer's family. 

“We are excited to come on board as producers on an ABC music driven, Latino family drama that celebrates Selena’s musical legacy with a lead character whose music and career is inspired by Selena,” Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga said in a statement.

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Mexican singer Selena performing in concert; one month later she would be shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, the pres. of her fan club, after confronting her on charges that she was embezzling funds. (Photo by Arlene Richie/Media Sources/Media Sources/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Quintanilla Perez inside nightclub (no caps). (Photo by Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Tejano singer & future murder victim Selena singing into mike on outdoor stage. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Portrait of Tejano singer Selena (Photo by Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Chris Perez, husband of slain tejano singer Selena, posing w. arms around her sister Suzette Quintanilla. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Estella Leak(R) wipes away tears during a memorial tribute for the slain Grammy-winning pop star Selena 02 April at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Tejano music queen Selena was shot to death 31 March in Corpus Christi, Texas. On the left is Estella Leak's sister, Olivia. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Chris Perez, husband of slain tejano singer Selena, posing outside on concrete steps. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Family of late tejano singer Selena who was shot by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar: husband Chris Perez, parents Marcela & Abraham Quintanilla, & siblings A.B. & Suzette. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Family of tejano singer Selena who was killed by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar: mother Marcela Quintanilla (2L), husband Chris Perez (3L) & sister Suzette (2R) laying roses atop casket at her funeral. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Crowd of fans paying tribute to Tejano singer Selena, who was shot to death by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar, outside Selena's family home. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
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Miguel Nolla of political hit drama Scandal is tapped to write and co-executive produce the series, which focuses on Alex Guerra: a chart-topping, award-winning pop star who's been estranged from her family for years. Forced to return back home in Texas, Alex is tasked with juggling a love triangle and demanding career, while trying to reconcile with her family, whose deepest, darkest secrets are coming to light.

“We are thrilled to team up with Campanario and ABC Studios and highlight the complexities and family dynamics of a Latin pop superstar coming to grips with the reality of her influence especially in today’s social climate,” added SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. “More importantly, we are proud to be collaborators on an incredibly timely show that focuses on a strong Latino family and represents the many Americans who we know will enjoy this series alongside us.”

“This project gives us all an opportunity to showcase a successful, aspirational Latino family in a way that is not currently represented on television,” noted Jaime Davila, president of Campanario Entertainment, in the same press release. “Sergio, Rico and I are looking forward to creating with the team an original music-driven drama with authentic characters as multifaceted as our own families.”

Family members Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. and Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga are slated to join the project as co-producers. No news yet on a premiere date. 

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Singer/actresses Demi Lovato (L) and Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Singer/actresses Demi Lovato (L) and Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
DISNEY'S FRIENDS FOR CHANGE: PROJECT GREEN - April 4, 2009 - Disney stars Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato are among the 29 young stars participating in Disney's Friends for Change: Project Green (www.Disney.com), a multiplatform environmental initiative that invites kids to join together to help the environment across four key areas: climate, water, waste and habitats. Kids will learn practical ways to preserve the planet, track their collective impact and have the opportunity to vote on how $1 million in donations from Disney will be divided and invested in various environmental causes over the course of a year. The messages will air on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Radio Disney and Disney.com beginning FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009. (Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/Disney Channel/ABC via Getty Images) DEMI LOVATO; SELENA GOMEZ;MILEY CYRUS
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Actress Selena Gomez and singer Demi Lovato during the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by K Mazur/TCA 2008/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 18: Actresses Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez (R) attend the Red Carpet Premiere For Disney's 'Princess Protection Program' at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 18, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Actress Selena Gomez and singer Demi Lovato during the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by K Mazur/TCA 2008/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actresses Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato arrive at Chevy Rocks The Future at the Buena Vista Lot at The Walt Disney Studios on February 19, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA -FEBRUARY 19: Actresses Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato arrive at 'Chevy Rocks the Future' held at the Walt Disney Studios on February19, 2008 in Burbank, California. (Photo by: Jean-Paul Aussenard/Wireimage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez arrive at the The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Singers Demi Lovato (L) and Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Selena Gomez (L) and Demi Lovato attend the Third Annual 'InStyle Awards' presented by InStyle at The Getty Center on October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for InStyle)
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