Endemol Shine North America has partnered with Raymond Garcia’s Major TV to adapt Chris Pérez’s best-selling book To Selena With Love for English and Spanish television audiences.
The series will chronicle the life and death of American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (pictured) through the eyes of her husband.
Endemol Shine and Major TV will develop the series alongside Pérez and Carlito Miranda’s production outfit, Blue Mariachi. The trio will also develop “culturally driven” scripted and unscripted hybrid content together.
To Selena With Love will recount Pérez’s forbidden and tragic love story with the admired Grammy Award-winning Tejano recording artist before she was murdered in 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, the founder of her fan club. The series is also slated to include further intimate details, stories, perspective and insights not covered in the book from Pérez’s perspective.
“I spent several years keeping the memories of my late wife bottled up inside,” said Pérez in a statement. “To Selena With Love allowed me to finally embrace my experience and understand the void it could fill in the hearts of so many others. I am now ready to take the important step of being fully transparent and bringing my everlasting relationship to life on the screen.”
“Chris Pérez’s beautiful book To Selena With Love captured their amazing life together and will make for the perfect foundation for a TV series that our team is currently developing for both English and Spanish audiences worldwide,” added Cris Abrego, CEO of Endemol Shine North America and chair of Endemol Shine Americas.