Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson and fashion designer – a triple threat who was often called “The Queen of Tejano.”
For the older generations, many remember the iconic Selena because they grew with her music and were able to relive her life and music through the Selena movie that starred Jennifer López. Lopez played Selena and it was her breakout role in Hollywood. Now, old and new fans will be able to enjoy “The Queen of Tejano’s” music all over again as they watch Christian Serratos (Walking Dead) recreate Selena in the new Netflix series Selena: The Series. The new series which will be premiering on Netflix before Christmas on December 4th will be part one of a two-part limited series. Aside from Christian Serratos recreating Selena, fans and newcomers will get to see an all-Latino cast, which is particularly hard to come by in Hollywood at the moment – especially during the pandemic.
Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) plays the patriarch of the Quintanilla family, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. Seidy López, who originally acted in the Selena movie alongside Jennifer López, will return to the series as the mother, Marcella Quintanilla. Gabriel Chavarria (War for the Planet of the Apes) will play AB, the brother who was also Selena’s band bass player, producer and songwriter. Lastly, Noemí González plays Selena’s drummer and best-friend, her sister Suzette Quintanilla. Each of the old-timers and newcomers from this all-Latino cast have impressive resumés and are hoping to deliver a true and authentic story based on Selena’s life for Netflix viewers.
To learn more about the making of the Selena show and its cast, check out my interviews with the cast above!
Selena: The Series will premiere on December 4th on Netflix.