‘Selena: The Series’ Trailer Provides First Full Look at Upcoming Netflix Series

With Netflix’s Selena: The Series fast approaching, the streaming service has released another trailer for the upcoming project.

Christian Serratos
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Christian Serratos stars in the series

Christian Serratos is the series’ lead as Selena Quintanilla. She is most known for her role on television in Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. She has starred in The Walking Dead and appeared in the Twilight film franchise.

Here’s the official description of the series via Netflix:

Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. The two-part coming-of-age drama Selena: The Series explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame.

In an earlier statement, the president of and co-founder of Campanario  Entertainment spoke about the project. “Selena is an inspirational figure who’s transcended generations,” said Jaime Davila. “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.”

A new trailer has been released

Though a teaser was released a few weeks ago, this new trailer gave the first actual look at scenes in the show. In the series, Serratos plays Quintanilla at different stages of her life and career.

Plot-wise, the trailer points to the show covering the material that was depicted in the ’90s film starring Jennifer Lopez. However, it looks like there will be a bit more emphasis on the different relationships she had with her family, as well as a deeper understanding of what into the creation of her music.

Serratos spoke about taking on the role in an interview with Entertainment Weekly back when a first-look dropped. “When I was younger, I remember hearing her [Selena’s] music in the house,” she said. “When I got older, YouTube became a big thing and I discovered this video of her performing ‘Que Creias.’ Whenever I would talk about Selena, that was the video I showed every one of her. I was able to perform that song on the show, and I was so nervous and so excited! I didn’t want to speak to anyone because that was my special moment with her. It was really incredible!”

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Aside from Serratos, the series will also star Alongside Serratos as Selena, 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. Madison Taylor Baez will play the younger version of Selena.

The series premieres on Dec. 4.