Endemol Shine North America and Major TV have optioned the television rights to Chris Perez’s “To Selena With Love,” the best-selling book that tells the late Latin music superstar’s love story through the eyes of her husband. The book will be adapted for both English and Spanish TV audiences with Blue Mariachi, Perez and Carlito Miranda’s production company. Endemol Shine, Major TV and Blue Mariachi are also developing additional culturally-driven scripted and non-scripted content together.
In “To Selena With Love,” which was first published in 2012, Perez recounts for the first time his compelling, forbidden and ultimately tragic love story with one of the most revered Latin music stars, Selena Quintanilla. The TV series will also include details, stories, perspective and insights which were not covered in the book from Perez’s perspective. No casting, or broadcast outlet, has been announced yet.
Major TV is led by Raymond Garcia, formerly publisher and founder of Celebra at Penguin Random House, where he published numerous best-sellers with top authors such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Perez, author of “To Selena With Love.”
In 1997, Jennifer Lopez portrayed the Latin artist in theatrical “Selena.”