'El Secreto De Selena' Telemundo Upfront: First Look At Selena Quintanilla Bio-Series [PHOTOS]

'El Secreto de Selena' Telemundo Series
The series is based on the book by María Celeste Arrarás. Telemundo

During the Telemundo Upfront presentation, the network announced "El Secreto de Selena," a series based on the life of Selena Quintanilla. The source material for the show is the bestselling book by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás, about the tragic death of beloved Queen of Tejano. There is no doubt that Yolanda Saldívar pulled the trigger on the superstar, but does anyone know what really happened moments before the crime took place? "El Secreto de Selena" pulls together the pieces of this puzzle and depicts what really happened on that rainy day in March of 1995.

Telemundo shared a brief demo of what the series looks like and has Alejandra Ley portraying Saldivar and Marlene Favela in the role of Arrarás. Take a sneak peek at both actresses in our photo gallery above and tell us what you think!

Other series that the Spanish-language network announced during the event included a project based on the life of José José. The official authorized series – tells the real-life story of the life of José José, “El Príncipe de la Canción” (The Prince of Song), a musical icon whose life represents success, love and redemption. His incomparable talent carried him through a melodious, yet stormy life, as it seemed he was predestined to take an important place in the musical history of Mexico and Latin America.

Nicky Jam is also being serialized with "El Ganador." The official and authorized true story, from his humble origins in Boston, his turbulent life in the streets full of violence and vices, to his rise to become the King of Reggaeton, one of the most popular musical genres in the world. El Ganador is a story about overcoming obstacles, the pursuit of success and about having to start from zero with everything against you, again and again. It’s about losing everything and recovering it by doing what you love, until fulfilling your dreams.

Luis Miguel will also have his own series and Telemundo has the official authorized TV show based on the life of the internationally renowned music super star, 10-time Billboard Latin Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist. The TV series will have its world premiere on Telemundo and will be produced by Gato Grande Productions. MGM's President, Television Group and Digital, Mark Burnett, will help develop the series and lead Gato Grande in its first scripted project designed to tackle the growing U.S. Hispanic market.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.