Netflix has revealed a first look at The Walking Dead and Twilight star Christian Serratos as Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla in Selena: The Series. You can view Christian Serratos in the first teaser below.
Filming for the scripted series began last month. Part 1 of the drama series will consist of six one-hour episodes. The Quintanilla family has been fully involved in the project and will be executive producers. Selena: The Series is a coming-of-age story following Selena 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 writer and executive producer is Moisés Zamora (Star, American Crime). Also executive producing are Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., and Simran A. Singh. The production company is Campanario Entertainment.
Christian Serratos plays Selena Quintanilla, an incredibly talented and charming young woman from South Texas, who chases her musical aspirations with her family and becomes one of the most successful Latin artists of all time.
Gabriel Chavarria (War for the Planet of the Apes, The Purge) will play A.B. Quintanilla, Selena’s oldest brother and the band’s music producer, who constantly faces the pressure to deliver hits and ultimately forges the band’s trailblazing signature sound.
Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives, Santa Clarita Diet, Scandal) plays Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father, a savvy musician whose encouragement of his children to work hard and dream big leads them to achieve global superstardom.
Noemi Gonzales (The Young and the Restless, East Los High) portrays Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister and best friend, who learns to embrace her role as the first female drummer in Tejano music history.
Seidy Lopez (Training Day) will play Marcella Quintanilla, Selena’s mother and the cohesive, nurturing force in the family, who believes in achieving their dreams against all odds.
And Madison Taylor Baez plays Young Selena, a happy-go-lucky child who learns what it takes to become an artist from her father.
“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. “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.”