The story of the late "Como La Flor" singer will come to life in a new Netflix original scripted program, Selena: The Series, the streaming service and the Quintanilla family announced on Tuesday to fans' surprise. The news was shared on social media, along with a video clip of the words from the iconic song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," Selena's signature and the sound of crowds cheering in the background.
"?Bidi Bidi Bom Bom? @SelenaLaLeyenda incredible life story is coming to Netflix as a scripted series! @selena_netflix was developed alongside and will be executive produced by The Quintanilla family #NetflixNewsWeek," the announcement reads.
The series will explore and chronicle the life and legacy of the Mexican-American Tejano singer as she comes of age, makes tough choices to hold on to family, true love and music, according to the show's website. The two-part limited series will debut in 2020.
“I’m a little bit emotional, but more so excited that this is happening and that there will be a place where Selena will be recognized as an artist,” Suzette Quintanilla, Selena's sister, told ET exclusively before the event. “And what better place than to have her star in front of the Capitol Records building. It’s a full circle moment for me.”