Fans are finally getting a first look at Christian Serratos as Selena Quintanilla on the new Netflix series, Selena: The Series.
The teaser trailer for the new series has dropped. Christian looks stunning as the famous late Tejano singer, Selena. Fans have already rushed to the trailer to get a first look at Christian as Selena.
In the footage, Selena applies lipstick, dances in her living room, and performs in a sparkly purple bodysuit. Selena: The Series is set to stream on Netflix in 2020. A specific release date for the six one-hour episodes has not been released yet.
Get your first look at Christian Serratos, who will play Selena Quintanilla in a coming of age story chronicling the iconic singer's rise.
Selena: The Series — Part 1 premieres in 2020. pic.twitter.com/3U7hBrxLHi
— Netflix (@netflix) November 12, 2019
Although the teaser clip has earned thousands of likes and views, not all fans are on board for a new series. Jennifer Lopez played the Tejano music star in the 1997 big-screen film — two years after Selena was murdered at the age of 23.
Several Twitter users are adamant that J Lo should forever be the only actress to portray the music icon, who broke major barriers before her death. Other users are excited to see Christian continue to shed light on the talented singer taken far too soon.
Selena was the first Tejano singer to break into the American pop music scene. She was destined for greatness.
This is why I have so much respect for Christian Serratos, taking the role of Selena Quintanilla it's big.❤
I got emotional over this! My Queen Tejano will be very proud of Christian ? pic.twitter.com/PREr2U3IDM
— ᴢᴀɪɴᴀᴘ♡ ~ ROCKSTAR ??/.. HBDAY Mica? (@ZaiMcReedus) November 12, 2019
Her legacy has lived on through her powerful music, even today. Selena broke records and achieved success with her English and Spanish songs. It was not only her musical talent that gained Selena attention but also her fashion style.
Christian is best known for her role as Rosita Espinosa, on AMC’s The Walking Dead. One of her other famous roles is as Suzie Crabgrass, on the Nickelodeon series, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. Twilight fans will recognize the brunette beauty from her days playing Angela Weber, in The Twilight Saga series.
Desperate Housewives alum Richard Chavira is set to star as Selena’s father, Abraham. The Purge actor Gabriel Chavarria will play Selena’s brother, A.B., who was also her band’s music producer. The Young and the Restless alum Noemi Gonzalez is on board as Selena’s sister, Suzette. Seidy Lopez will play Selena’s mother, Marcella
The Netflix drama is being described as a docu-series. It is a coming of age story about Selena’s life, as well as her murder at the hands of Yolanda Saldívar.
Yolanda was the president of Selena’s fan club. She embezzled money from fans and the family. It was the discovery of Yolanda’s theft and betrayal that led her to kill Selena.
Christian Serratos looks stunning as Selena Quintanilla in the new first look trailer, Selena: The Series. Netflix has certainly piqued fans’ interest with the footage.