Netflix announced the renewal of the show on 15 January, 2021. The show depicts the life of late Latin singer Selena Quintanilla- Pérez. It celebrates the short yet successful life of the queen of Tejano music who started with smaller gigs and reached unbelievable heights in the Tejano industry. The show is created by Moisés Zamora.
Christian Serratos who plays the titular role on the show quoted that “[Selena] created a path for herself when it was arguably difficult for Latinas. Being a woman in the industry is super tricky, but she managed to be incredibly powerful, strong, and resilient and [to] be a pioneer while being incredibly gracious, and I always thought that was so beautiful.”
What Is The Show About?
As mentioned the show is a biographical series depicting the life of the famous Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla- Pérez. It shows cases of her journey from childhood to fame and the rigorous paths she had to take to make her name in the Tejano music industry.
The story begins with Selena’s childhood when her father Abraham hears her sing for the first time. That is when he along with his family decides to form a band of their own. This band includes Selena’s siblings Suzette and AB. The band focused on singing old songs. One day Selena’s father realizes that Tejano music is a happening genre and changes the focus of his band to Spanish language music. He forms Selena Y Los Dinos.
The first season ends with Selena and Chris’ blooming romance. Abraham catches Selena and Chris having a romantic moment and immediately kicks him out of their tour bus. Season 2 will further explore the relationship of Selena and Chris which ultimately turned into marriage, also, the mystery around her untimely death is yet to be solved.
The series features Christian Serratos in the titular role of Selena Quintanilla. Other characters include:
- Gabriel Chavarria as A.B. Quintanilla
- Juan Martinez as Young A.B.
- Ricardo Chavira as Abraham Quintanilla
- Brandol Ruiz as Young Abraham
- Noemi Gonzalez as Suzette Quintanilla
- Daniela Estrada as Young Suzette
- Seidy López as Marcella Quintanilla
- Aneasa Yacoub as Young Marcella
Other recurring characters include:
- Hunter Reese Peña as Ricky Vela
- Luis Bordonada as Johnny Canales
- Paul Rodriguez as Roger Garcia
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