Ready to get some chills? Great, because Netflix has dropped a first look at “Walking Dead” star Christian Serratos in character as Selena Quintanilla in the streaming service’s upcoming “Selena: The Series.” And the resemblance between the actress and the late singer is uncanny.
“Selena: The Series” is described by Netflix as “a coming of age story following Selena Quintanilla as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music.” Season 1 will include six hour-long episodes.
“Selena is an inspirational figure who’s transcended generations. At Campanario, we’ve always known it was crucial for this series to find actors with the right mix of talent, charisma, and passion to honor Selena’s legacy and the story of her family,” said Jaime Davila, president and co-founder of Campanario Entertainment. “Our casting director Carla Hool and her team have found an amazing cast to depict the Quintanilla family, and we’re sure fans everywhere will be captivated yet again by Selena’s incredible life.”
The series hails from Campanario Entertainment and is executive produced by Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh, and Moisés Zamora. Part 1 (Episodes 1-6) of the series is directed by Hiromi Kamata.
See the full cast/character descriptions below.
CHRISTIAN SERRATOS (“The Walking Dead,” “Twilight”) will play Selena Quintanilla, an incredibly talented and charming young woman from South Texas, who chases her musical aspirations with her family and becomes one of the most successful Latin artists of all time.
GABRIEL CHAVARRIA (“War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The Purge”) will play A.B. Quintanilla, Selena’s oldest brother and the band’s music producer, who constantly faces the pressure to deliver hits and ultimately forges the band’s trailblazing signature sound.
RICARDO CHAVIRA (“Desperate Housewives,” “Santa Clarita Diet,” “Scandal”) will play Abraham Quintanilla, Selena’s father, a savvy musician whose encouragement of his children to work hard and dream big leads them to achieve global superstardom.
NOEMI GONZALEZ (“The Young and the Restless,” “East Los High”) will play Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister and best friend, who learns to embrace her role as the first female drummer in Tejano music history.
SEIDY LOPEZ (“Training Day”) will play Marcella Quintanilla, Selena’s mother and the cohesive, nurturing force in the family, who believes in achieving their dreams against all odds.
MADISON TAYLOR BAEZ will play Young Selena, a happy-go-lucky child who learns what it takes to become an artist from her father.