New Selena: The Series Teaser Sets Premiere for December
Netflix has released a new Selena: The Series teaser for their upcoming biopic drama, centering on the life of the late legendary Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. Starring Christian Serratos in her first TV project as the titular lead, the series is expected to make its debut on Friday, December 4. Check out the video 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.
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. Her life story was first adapted into a film in 1997 where the late singer was famously portrayed by Jennifer Lopez which had earned Lopez’s her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Selena: 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.
Serratos currently stars as Rosita Espinosa on The Walking Dead, which is set to end with its upcoming eleventh season in 2022. Her other credits include Flight 7500, Pop Star, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and the Twilight saga.