Quintanilla-Pérez, who found global recognition and success within a male-dominated genre called Tejano, was ultimately murdered days before her 24th birthday by the founder of her very own fan club in 1995. The series is set to release on December 4, and is a biographical drama about the late singer's life, legacy, and her rapid rise to fame throughout childhood. The series is said to cast light onto her family’s early struggles and poverty and the hard decisions they had to make as the singer became one of the most beloved Latinx artists we know today.
"Selena: The Series" is created by Moisés Zamora, who will also executive produce the show, and Selena herself will be played by "Walking Dead" star, Christian Serratos. Serratos will play alongside Madison Taylor Baez as a young Selena, Gabriel Chavarria as her brother A.B. Quintanilla, Seidy Lopez as her mother Marcella Quintanilla, and Noemi Gonzalez as her sister Suzette Quintanilla.
“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory,” claims her sister Suzette, who, along with her father has joined the production team for the series. The late singers entire family reportedly approves of the upcoming portrayal of her life. When the show was first announced, her sister Suzette stated, “With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives. We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”.
The trailer itself is shown in black and white and sees Selena on stage “Como La Flor,” with narration from her father playing in the background. Big goosebump moment. Watch the full trailer, below.
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