‘Selena: The Series’: Netflix Unveils First Look At Christian Serratos ― Here’s What We Know

Netflix has released more information about one of its most highly-anticipated, upcoming television projects! Selena: The Series now has a first-look, which introduces actress Christian Serratos in the title role of iconic Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla.

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Christian Serratos as Selena and what she’s known for

The streaming service dropped a teaser of sorts on Tuesday, which shows Serratos preparing for the role. In the video, she is donning one of Selena’s most iconic looks.

Netflix’s logline for the series reads, “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.”

“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. 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,” said Jaime Davila, president and co-founder of Campanario Entertainment in a release.

Prior to Selena: The Series, Serratos was most known for her role on television in Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide in the mid-2000s and her current role on The Walking Dead in which she’s starred in since 2014. She also portrayed Angela Weber in the Twilight film franchise.

Who else is starring in ‘Selena: The Series’

On Tuesday, Netflix also announced the rest of the cast that will be starring in the series alongside Serratos. Gabriel Chavarria will play Selena’s older brother, A.B. Quintanilla.

Ricardo Chavira is Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father. Noemi Gonzalez is Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister, and a historic Tejano musician. Seidy Lopez is Marcella Quintanilla, their mother.

The younger version of Selena will be played by Madison Taylor Baez.

When will ‘Selena: The Series’ premiere on Netflix?

The exact premiere date is still unclear, but the teaser does show that the series will premiere in 2020. It also says that Part 1 will be release then, indicating that the show will release in “parts,” similar to other series like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. If it follows a format like Sabrina, multiple parts of the show could be released in one year.

Part 1 will have six hour-long episodes. Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh, and Moisés Zamora are executive producers for the show.