The Walking Dead star Christian Serratos is Netflix’s Selena. After months of rumors, Netflix confirmed Serratos will star as late singer Selena Quintanilla in Selena: The Series.
The series, which has members of the Quintanilla family as executive producers, is described as, “A coming of age story following 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.”
Netflix revealed a first look teaser of the Serratos, who is of Mexican and Italian decent, getting into character and performing.
The story of Selena’s life and tragic death at the hands of her manager, Yolanda Saldívar, was previously told on the big screen with Jennifer Lopez in the lead role. The movie was released in 1997, two years after the singer’s death.
“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives.
We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.” Suzette Quintanilla, sister of Selena Quintanilla, said in a statement when the show was announced in 2018.