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Selena Gomez Developing New TV Show Described as a 'Latina Empire' Based on Life of Real Teen

New Latina-focused show incoming: an as-yet untitled drama executive-produced by Selena Gomez for Freeform, reports Deadline, about a teen girl living in a low-income barrio who is “destined for greatness.” While the description that it’s set to be a “Latina Empire” sounds potentially dubious based on that brief description, we all understand they’ve gotta translate these pitches to sound lucrative lest they go undeveloped forever.

Besides, the show is based on the real-life experiences of 18-year-old Ana Cobarrubias, a Los Angeles-based high school senior pictured above. Last November at the Zimmer Children’s Museum Discovery Awards dinner, she delivered a speech so rousing that television producer Aaron Kaplan—who is also working on Nicki Minaj’s Freeform sitcom—approached her about the project. She will consult and is hopefully caking off this ish.

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