Netflix debuts first look at Christian Serratos as Selena in scripted series
After landing the Walking Dead actress for the titular role in August, Netflix has debuted the first look at Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla for its series surrounding the late iconic singer. The teaser can be viewed in the player below!
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.
The story is being split into two parts, with the first consisting of six hour-long episodes that is set to debut in 2020.
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.