WATCH: Christian Serratos to Star in New ‘Selena’ Series

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm Nov 13, 2019

Red lips and nails. Big bangs. Sequin jumpsuit. These were the signature looks of the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla and they were on full display on Tuesday (November 12) when Netflix released a preview for its new series, “Selena: The Series.” Posted on Twitter, the teaser shows actress Christian Serratos stepping into the late singer’s shoes.

Part one of the series will premiere in 2020 and is described as “a coming of age story that follows Selena Quintanilla 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 last time Selena’s story was told was the 1997 award-winning film “Selena,” with Jennifer Lopez in the role that catapulted her into stardom. Serratos may not have J.Lo’s name recognition, but as a major player on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” she very well could introduce Selena to a new crop of fans.

“Selena is an inspirational figure who's transcended generations. At Campanario, we've always known it was crucial for this series to find actors with the right mix of talent, charisma and passion to honor Selena's legacy and the story of her family,” said Jaime Davila, president and co-founder of Campanario Entertainment, according to TV Insider. “Our casting director Carla Hool and her team have found an amazing cast to depict the Quintanilla family, and we're sure fans everywhere will be captivated yet again by Selena's incredible life.” 

Check out the first trailer, courtesy of Netflix.