Almost two years after announcing that a scripted series was on the way, Netflix officially unveiled the release date, new trailer, and key art for the highly anticipated Selena: The Series.
Part one of the two-part series, which was developed and executive produced by the Quintanilla family alongside Netflix, will premiere on Dec. 4, 2020.
Starring Christian Serratos as the late Mexican-American singer, the series is a coming-of-age story chronicling the iconic singer’s rise. “As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music,” notes an official description on the Netflix website.
Selena: The Series, categorized as a TV/Drama, comes 23 years after the release of the Oscar-nominated biographical movie Selena, directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jennifer Lopez.
Ricardo Chavira will co-star as Selena’s father Abraham, Gabriel Chavarria as her brother A.B., Noemi Gonzalez as her sister Suzette, Seidy Lopez as her mother Marcella, and Madison Taylor Baez as Young Selena.