Feb 7, 1993; Corpus Christi, TX, USA; Tejano artist Selena Quintanilla performed at a free concert at Memorial Coliseum. The concert was recorded for a live LP. Mandatory credit: Jay Janner/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via USA TODAY NETWORK

New Series About Selena Quintanilla To Air On TNT

September 12, 2018

Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez sings at the Cunningham Elementary School. George Gongora/Corpus Christi Caller via USA Today Network
A series on the life and death of the 'Queen of Tejano Music,' Selena Quintanilla is set to air on TNT network.

TNT announced 'El Secreto de Selena' (Selena's Secret) will air 13-episodes and promises to give viewers a "side of the story never previously told," according to Billboard.

Selena is portrayed by Maya Zapata, best known for her role in 2008's Bordertown with Martin Sheen, Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez, who rocketed to fame as Selena in the original 1997 biopic. Yolanda Saldívar is played by film and television actress Damayanti Quintanar. Both are of Mexican decent.

Watch the trailer, here...

Actress Sofía Lama, who plays María Celeste Arrarás, a journalist and TV personality of 'Al Rojo Vivo' on Telemundo is seen briefly in the trailer. The 1997 book Selena’s Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death (in Spanish, El Secreto De Selena: La Reveladora Historia Detrás De Su Trágica Muerte) is written by the real-life Arrarás, for which the series is based from.

Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's sister blasted the book, calling it "a whole bunch of lies."

On March 31, 1995, 23 year-old Selena was gunned down by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar, outside of a Days Inn Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Two years later, the multi-award winning film Selena was released and became a huge hit. The movie starred Jennifer Lopez as Selena, Edward James Olmos as her father Abraham Quintanilla, Constance Marie as Marcella, Jackie Guerra as sister Suzette, Jacob Vargas as brother A.B. Quintanilla, Jon Seda as Selena's husband Chris Perez and the late Lupe Ontiveros as Yolanda Saldívar.

'El Secreto de Selena' (Selena's Secret) will debut on TNT, Sunday, September 23rd.