Netflix has premiered the trailer for ‘Selena: The Series,’ based on the life of Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.
The Selena series will dig deeper into her life, as well as her family’s, than the 1997 film — including the backstory behind some of her most beloved songs and more behind-the-scenes looks at her rise to stardom.
The series stars Christian Serratos as the titular character. Deadline later reported that “Other cast members include Noemi Gonzalez (The Young and the Restless) as Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister and best friend, who learns to embrace her role as the first female drummer in Tejano music history. Seidy López (Training Day) will play Marcella Quintanilla, Selena’s mother; and newcomer Madison Taylor Baez will portray a young Selena.” Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria were to play the Selena’s father and brother respectively. It was later announced the series would see Julio Macias, Jesse Posey, Hunter Reese, Carlos Alfredo, Jr., Juan Martinez, Daniela Estrada and Paul Rodriguez, Jr. co-starring in the series as the Quintanila family and various other important members of Selena’s life. Macias plays Pete Astudillo, with Posey as Chris Perez, Peña as Ricky Vela, and Alfredo as Joe Ojeda. Martinez portrays a young A.B. Quintanilla, Selena’s brother, with Estrada as a young Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister, and Rodriguez as Roger Garcia, a shy guitarist who was part of the group before Chris Perez became its guitarist.