Netflix’s Selena: The Series Trailer Reveals December Release Date

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The Tejano singer’s biography gears up for its big digital release

Singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer and spokesperson, there was nothing the Latina artist was not capable of. Labelled as one of the most celebrated Mexican-American artists of the 20th century, Selena’s contribution to music earned her the title of the Queen of Tejano music. Anf rightly so, she became the Tejano Madonna, a role model, for little Latinas all over the world. 

 

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However, unfortunately, on March 31, 1995, the world lost one of the most talented artists and an influential figure in the Latino community. Selena was shot and killed by her ex-manager Yolanda Saldivar who was accused of embezzling funds from Selena’s fan club and boutiques just 16 days before her 24th birthday.

Alas, lost too young but not forgotten, Selena’s life was documented in multiple documentaries, films and stand-alone episodes in anthology web series. However, none of them extensively indulged into the singer’s lifestyle… until now. 

Release

Netflix’s is coming up with a biographical web drama that is based on Selena’s life titled Selena: The Series. The drama is written by Moisés Zamora and directed by Hiromi Kamata.

 

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The makers of the show released a teaser along with the release date of the series. 

The teaser shows black-white imagery of Selena singing Como La Flor on the stage as her father narrates and plays in the background. The web series will premiere on the streaming giant on December 4, 2020.

Cast

Portraying the Tejano music queen will be The Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos. She also has films such as the Twilight series to her credit.

Playing Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla is Ricardo Chavira whereas her mother, Marcella Quintanilla will be played by Seidy López. 

 

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Selena y Los Dinos bandmate and Selena’s older brother, A.B. Quintanilla will be portrayed by Gabriel Chavarria. Noemi Gonzalez will star as Suzette Quintanilla, drummer and backing vocalist in the same band. 

Other cast members of the show are Julio Macias, Paul Rodriguez, Erika Buenfil, David Barrera, Jesse Posey, Hunter Reese Peña and Carlos Alfredo Jr.

 

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Plot

The series is expected to showcase the Tejano singer’s childhood, her rise to fame and other important milestones, emotional challenges that she faced on the path and other trials and tribulations she and her family faced to become the successful music icon that she is recognized as now.

 

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