Netflix wants to make Selena fans’ hearts go bidi bidi bom bom with its upcoming scripted drama that will tell the story of the Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla’s childhood and career.
“Selena: The Series” was announced in December of 2018 and debuted on December 4, 2020. In early 2021, the streaming giant announced the release date for the second part of the series, reports Billboard. Along with a few newcomers, you may recognize some familiar faces in the cast. Watch the trailer and meet the cast below:
Part one of the two-part series premiered on Netflix in December 2020. Part 2 will be released on May 14, 2021.
The series focuses primarily on Selena's life prior to achieving stardom.
(The Walking Dead, The Twilight Saga, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide)
Best known for her role on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Serratos will lead the cast as the titular Selena Quintanilla. The daughter of a Mexican mother told "Entertainment Tonight" she loves “holding it down for the Latinas” in the zombie drama.
(Desperate Housewives, Scandal, Jane the Virgin)
Ricardo Chavira has made a name for himself alongside strong female leads on shows like “Desperate Housewives,” "Jane the Virgin," and “Scandal.” He’ll be in the same boat portraying Abraham, the patriarch of the Quintanilla family and manager for Selena y Los Dinos.
Marcella Samora Quintanilla
(American Family, Resurrection Blvd.)
Born in Yucatán, Mexico, López moved to the United States at the age of four, and then returned to Mexico from ages 10 to 12 to fully immerse herself in the Spanish language.
The L.A.-based actress will take on the role of Marcella, Selena’s mother and sounding board.
(The Purge, East Los High)
Selena’s older brother, bandmate, and writing partner, A.B. Quintanilla was instrumental to her musical success. Prior to “Selena: The Series,” Chavarria played the lead in the USA Network/Syfy series “The Purge.”
(The Young and the Restless, East Los High)
Gonzalez will join her “East Los High” co-star Chavarria on “Selena: The Series,” playing his sister Suzette. Suzette has kept the legacy of Selena alive, and says the Netflix show will “highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”