Christian Serratos in talks to play Selena in Netflix’s scripted series
Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead) is in negotiations to play Selena Quintanilla in Netflix’s upcoming series focusing on the life of late Tejano music legend in Selena: The Series, Deadline has confirmed.
Selena: The Series will focus on Selena’s Mexican-American family and how the entertainer “transcended categories and borders to become a global star.” The series will be a coming-of-age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music.
The series is being written by Moisés Zamora (Star, American Crime). Zamora is executive producing the project alongside Campanario Entertainment president Jaime Davila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh.
Selena was an American singer, songwriter, model, actress, and fashion designer who became one of the most beloved Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century before her tragic death in 1995 when she was shot and killed by her best friend and fan club manager, Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar was convicted of murder and is currently serving a life sentence.
Serratos currently stars as Rosita Espinosa on The Walking Dead, which will return for its 10th season on Sunday, October 6. Her other credits include Flight 7500, Pop Star, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and the Twilight saga.