Documentaries, books, movies… Selena Quintanilla‘s story has survived decades in everyone’s memory in an attempt perhaps to keep the Tex-Mex star alive.
With the new television format facilitated by streaming, fans will now see a unique portrait of the bilingual singer in her maturity before she was murdered by her fan club manager in 1995.
Netflix announced the series two years ago, but last Tuesday revealed the first part’s release date on December 4th.
The singer will be played by The Walking Dead star Christian Serratos, under the direction and script of Moises Zamora, who told NBC News the new production is intended to showcase Selena’s ability to navigate her American life and Mexican roots.
Zamora, who moved from Mexico to California at age 11, experienced first-hand what it means to grow up speaking English and the need to recover the roots of the native language, just as Quintanilla did in his musical hits.
As explained by CNN, Jaime Davila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, and Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister and former bandmate, are among the executive producers.
Selena: The Series also stars Madison Taylor Baez as a young Selena, Noemi Gonzalez as Suzette, Siedy Lopez as her mother Marcella, and Gabriel Chavarria as her brother A.B. It also includes Julio Macias, Hunter Reese Pena, Jesse Posey, Carlos Alfredo Jr., Paul Rodriguez, Erika Buenfil, David Fernandez Jr., and more.