2016 seems to be the year of Selena Quintanilla.
The Queen of Tejano music was honored with a Madame Tussauds wax figure in August and a sold out MAC Cosmetic line in October that sent fans into a frenzy. And now, according to Deadline, there’s a TV adaption based off of widower Chris Perez’s biography To Selena, with Love in the works.
Selena’s fan base seems to have only grown stronger in the 21 year since her death. So its no surprise that Endemol Shine North America and Major TV would option the television rights to Perez’ 2012 book, which gives an intimate look at the singer’s life and the love story she shared with her husband before her death.
“I spent several years keeping the memories of my late wife bottled up inside,” Perez wrote in a statement posted to his Facebook on Tuesday. “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.”
Perez’s book will be adapted for both English- and Spanish-speaking audiences, according to Cris Abrego, CEO of Endemol Shine North America.
When Perez released the biography in 2012, he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about how he hoped people would remember Selena.
“People need to remember what she stood for, the values she had,” he told the publication. “If she gave any message to the younger generation, it would be: Stay in school, and anything is possible as long as you work for it. If people remembered her in that way, I’d be happy and I’m sure she would be happy, too.”