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Selena Quintanilla-Inspired Drama in the Works for ABC


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ABC Studios, Campanario Entertainment and SB Projects are in development on a music-driven scripted family drama for ABC that is inspired by the late singer Selena Quintanilla.

The series, which is untitled at this time, has the support of the Quintanilla family, and ABC has given the development project a put pilot commitment. Miguel Nolla (Scandal) is attached to write and co-executive produce.

The drama focuses on Alex Guerra, a chart-topping, award-winning pop star who has been estranged from her family for five years. She tries to pick up the pieces when a crisis forces her to return home.

“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,” said 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,” said Jaime Davila, president of Campanario Entertainment. “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.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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