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Our Beloved Selena Is Getting A Television Series About Her Life

Hmm... will they get J. Lo to reprise her role?

Selena Quintanilla is remembered in music history as someone who was beautiful, charismatic, talented - and taken far too soon. Decades after her death, her fans have not forgotten, and now it seems her estate wants to be sure she's immortalized in more than just a movie.

According to DeadlineSelena's husband Chris Perez is excited about the prospects of developing a television series based upon her life. Reportedly, Endemol Shine North America and Major TV are acquiring the rights to his book To Selena With Love, which was published in 2012 about the life and times of Selena through his eyes.

The show will be adapted for both English and Spanish-speaking audiences.

“Chris Perez’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," said the CEO of Endemol Shine North America, Chris Abrego. “Selena is one of the most influential Latin artists of all time, and her legacy continues to live on long after her tragic death."

The Texas-born singer sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, touching not only the nation but the world with her English and Spanish songs. After singing throughout the 80s, she shot into fame at a young age in the early 90s -- but abruptly lost her life in 1995 when the founder of her fan club murdered her in a fit of rage and jealousy. The story was famously depicted via Jennifer Lopez, catapulting her career and Selena's legacy simultaneously.

Think they'll tap J. Lo for the role... or has she, um, aged a bit too much? (She still looks absurdly young, that's a joke.)

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