The first season of Selena: The Series arrived on the streaming service Netflix on December 4, and early binge-watchers have most likely already noticed that these first nine episodes do not tell the whole story of Selena Quintanilla’s life.
The majority of the series so far only revolves around the late Tejano singer’s upbringing, family life, and role in the Quintanilla’s’ Selena y Los Dinos family band ending on a significant cliffhanger of sorts if some true stories can even have cliffhangers, that is, right as the solo career and romantic life of Selena were both picking up.
There is no “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” no secret elopement with Chris Pérez, bandmate, and no re-enactment of her tragic death at the age of 23.
A second season of the show is necessary, but there is no need to start campaigning for the renewal of the series since Selena: The Series was always going to be a two-part project. In this article, there is everything that we know about the next installment of the biopic series.
Netflix’s Selena: The Series Part 2 | Everything We Know So Far
The streamer has not announced an exact release date yet, but shooting on the second and the final part of the show has already wrapped shooting, according to a recent L.A. Times interview with actress Christian Serratos, who plays Selena.
After the streaming giant gave the series the go-ahead at the end of the year 2018, part one began the following month of October, about a year before the December 2020 release date of the episodes. If Netflix sticks to that timeline, then we could see part two of the series available for streaming around the same time in the year 2021, if not earlier.
The first part of Selena: The Series explores the early life and career of Selena, ending in the year 1990 when she had released her second solo album and had just struck up a very secret relationship with Pérez, much to her father’s chagrin.
The second season will most likely pick up right where the first season left off, following the awe-inspiring rise of Selena to national and global fame in the final years of her life.
So, we can expect to see the dramatizations of Selena’s elopement with Pérez in the year 1992, the launch of her side gig as a fashion designer, her ground-breaking win at the Grammy Awards of the year 1994, and, sadly, her March 1995 murder at the hands of Yolanda Saldívar, who is a close friend and also the president of her fan club.