Netflix has shared a first look of Christian Serratos in character as Selena Quintanilla for its new show about the Tejano music legend, Selena: The Series. In the first, brief teaser for the series, we get a glimpse of The Walking Dead star dressed in '90s attire as she practices singing one of Quintanilla's biggest hits, "Como La Flor." She gradually makes her way through her Texas home, getting a ride to a stadium, and then finally belting out the track on a dark stage. Not gonna lie: we have chills.
According to Netflix, Selena is a coming of age story that follows the singer "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." Part one of the series will arrive at some point in 2020 from executive producers Suzette Quintanilla, Jaime Dávila, and Rico Martinez, as well as Campanario Entertainment's Simran A. Singh and Moisés Zamora. A specific premiere date and episode count (as well as episode length) have yet to be revealed by the streaming site.
Quintanilla holds a place in history as one of the most beloved Mexican-American entertainers of all time. Later dubbed the "Tejano Madonna," Quintanilla won a Grammy in 1994 and still ranks as the bestselling female artist in Latin music history despite her tragic murder in 1995 by her best friend and the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, who is serving a life sentence in a Texas jail.
In addition to Serratos, the cast includes Gabriel Chavarria (War for the Planet of the Apes) as A.B., Selena's older brother; Ricardo Chavira (Santa Clarita Diet) as Abraham, Selena's father; and Noemi Gonzalez (The Young and the Restless) as Suzette, Selena's sister and best friend. Watch the teaser for Selena: The Series above!