The legacy of Selena Quintanilla continues to endure 25 years after her passing on March 31, 1995.
It was previously revealed by the online streaming service providing platform, Netflix, that a series of the Queen of Tejano is in the works, and it is titled Selena: The Series comes 23 years after the Oscar-nominated biographical movie Selena, directed by Gregory Nava starring Jennifer Lopez.
Here is everything that we know of the Netflix original Selena: The Series so far. It is going to be a scripted series that covers Selena’s life story.
On December 11, 2018, the official announcement was made on the official Netflix United States news Twitter account, @SeeWhatsNext. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom @SelenaLaLeyenda’s incredible life story is coming to the streaming giant as a scripted TV series!” read the tweet.
Her family is involved, and the tweet also revealed that the Quintanilla family would develop and executively produce the project alongside the streaming service.
The official description. Of the series, the project is a coming-of-age story chronicling the rise of the iconic singer.
The series is categorized as a television drama with the following description on the website of Netflix: “As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and also realizes her dreams, she and her family make really tough choices to hold on to love and music.”
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The leading lady. A year later, the streaming giant unveiled a sneak peek of Christian Serratos, who plays the role of the late Mexica-American singer in the series.
Serratos is a California-based actress of Mexican-Italian descent, who is best known for her roles as Rosita Espinosa in The Walking Dead of AMC, Suzie Crabgrass in the Nickelodeon series Declassified School Survival Guide of Ned, and Angela Weber in The Twilight Saga series.
The rest of the cast. Another tweet that was posted on November 12, 2019, revealed that Ricardo Chavira would co-star as the father of Selena, Abraham, Noemi Gonzalez as her sister Suzette, Gabriel Chavarria as her brother A.B., Madison Taylor Baez as Young Selena, and Seidy Lopez as her mother, Marcella.
Then, in a series of tweets that were published on March 31, Tuesday, the official @Selena_Netflix Twitter account unveiled the Latinx cast members, playing the role of Quintanilla family and Los Dino’s band members.
Each cast member, including Ricardo Chavira as Abraham Quintanilla, Jesse Posey as Chris Perez, and Noemi Gonzalez as Suzette Quintanilla, shared sweet anecdotes about Selena. The Twitter account is currently unverified by the streaming platform but is sanctioned by the streaming giant.
Selena: The Series will be coming in two parts. On October 6, 2020, Netflix revealed that part one would premiere on December 4, 2020. They also unveiled a brand new trailer and the official poster.