In 1997, the movie Selena told the beautiful, meteoric, and ultimately tragic story of Selena Quintanilla, an iconic musical superstar who rose through the Tejano music scene and crossed over into global pop success before being murdered by her former business associate and friend at the age of 23. Now, 23 years later, we’re receiving another take on the life of Selena, in the form of a prestige Netflix TV series. The trailer for Selena: The Series is below.
Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead) plays Selena in the two-part limited series, and the trailer shows her growing up, discovering her voice, touring with the Dinos, cutting all kinds of iconic tracks like “Como la Flor,” wearing all kinds of iconic looks, and butting heads with her manager father while falling in love with a “wrong side of the tracks” member of her band. The series also stars Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, and Seidy López. It’s created by Moises Zamora (Star) and executive produced by Zamora, Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata (The Exorcist), Suzette Quintanilla (Selena’s sister and drummer), and Simran A. Singh.
Check out the official trailer and synopsis for Selena: The Series below. Part 1 of the Netflix series comes to the streaming service December 4.
Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. Selena: The Series explores her journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time — and the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together.