First look at Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' is finally here
Netflix has just dropped the trailer for Selena: The Series, an upcoming American biographical TV drama based on the life of Selena Quintanilla.
The show, which stars The Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos, is due to premiere on the platform in 2020, and has been given the blessing of the late musician's family.
The trailer shows Serratos as Quintanilla practicing her vocals, intercut with scenes of her putting on the singer’s iconic red lipstick. She can later be seen rehearsing the song "Como La Flor" before a voice offstage tells the actress that they're ready to begin shooting.
Selena Quintanilla, also known as the Queen of Tejano music, was one of the most celebrated Mexican-American musicians of the late 20th century. She produced a number of major Tejano hits in the 80s and early 90s, but her life was tragically cut short in 1995.
Check out the trailer for Selena The Series below:
Quintanilla was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, her friend and the former President of her fan club after she discovered that she had embezzled more than $30,000 via forged checks from her fan club and business. She was shot in the lobby of the Days Inn in Corpus Christi on March 31. She survived long enough to contact the emergency services and name Saldívar as her killer. Saldívar was arrested not long after.
According to a recent report by Rolling Stone, the show's cast consists of Noemi Gonzalez as Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla, Siedy Lopez as her mother Marcella and Madison Taylor Baez as a younger version of Selena. Gabriel Chavarria will portray Selena’s older brother A.B. Quintanilla, and Ricardo Chavira will play her father, Abraham Quintanilla.
Meanwhile, the series is produced by Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez and Moisés Zamora; also credited as the writer and the showrunner.