Netflix’s Selena TV show has cast its Selena, and we could fall in love with this choice
More than two decades after her untimely death in 1995, Selena remains one of the most celebrated artists in music history. So we were understandably excited when Netflix announced plans for a series about Selena Quintanilla’s life in 2018.
At long last, we finally have more details about Selena: The Series, a scripted show which “will follow the choices the young music and fashion icon and her family made to build her career,” according to Vulture. Netflix has cast The Walking Dead star Christian Serratos to play the Queen of Tejano, and we think she’s the perfect choice to don the late singer’s colorful bustiers and unforgettable style.
Set for a two-season arc on the streaming service, several of Selena’s family members will serve as executive producers, including Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., her sister Suzette Quintanilla, and family attorney Simran A. Singh.
Netflix declined to comment on this new casting news, but Vulture reports that production is set to begin “within the next month,” so we may know more about our new Selena very soon.
So far, all we have is a 15-second teaser clip for the series, but our hearts are truly going bidi bidi bom bom over the latest news.
Of course, the star’s life has been chronicled on the big and small screen before, most notably in 1997’s Selena starring Jennifer Lopez. But we’re so ready for a new generation of music lovers to learn about her life and legacy that extends long after her life was tragically cut short at the age of 23.
We may have to wait until next year to see Serratos as the lead in the Selena TV show, but we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait. Grab the tissues—we have a feeling you’re going to need them for this one.