CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - It made the headline in the Hollywood industry magazine " Variety," and Monday 3News got the full story about a possible tv network series inspired by the life of Corpus Christi's own Selena.
"A lot of people misunderstood the advertisement. They think it's about Selena. It's not," said Abraham Quintanilla, Selena's father.
Quintanilla phone has not stopped ringing since word of the unnamed "pilot" was made public.
ABC Television agreed to a pilot commitment to producing a series of shows inspired by Selena.
"Selena 22 years later she's very much alive with her music, her image," Quintanilla said.
The untitled project will be produced by the Quintanilla family who along with several well know Hollywood writers and mega-producers like Scooter Braun and Scott Manson all have developed a storyline for the show.
"It's about this girl who grew up as a Selena fan and wants to become a singer..and she becomes successful and then after being out ah, away from her family for five or six years she decides she wants to come back and mend things will her family," Quintanilla said.
Quintanilla stresses, this is a fictional story whose main character named Alex Guerra is inspired by the legendary singer, but Selena's presence will be limited.
"You'll probably see maybe pictures or posters of Selena, maybe in her bedroom of things like that you know," Quintanilla said.
The Corpus Christi Tejano legend sold more than 60-million albums worldwide before her death in 1995. The trend continues today leading her father to make one thing clear about the latest project: It is about keeping her memory alive.
No release date has been made public or even who will make up the cast.
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