‘The Walking Dead’ Star Christian Serratos in Talks to Play Selena Quintanilla in Netflix Series

Scripted series will tell the story of Tejano music legend

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“The Walking Dead” alum Christian Serratos is in talks to play Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla in Netflix’s upcoming biographical series, TheWrap has learned.

Written and executive produced by “American Crime” alum Moisés Zamora, “Selena: The Series” was ordered by the streaming service late last year. The project is described as a “coming of age story following Selena 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.”

Netflix declined to comment on the potential casting.

The Quintanilla family was on board to assist in its development and will executive produce the project from Campanario Entertainment. Jaime Dávila, president and co-founder of Campanario Entertainment, will serve as executive producer alongside Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Simran A. Singh.

Serratos has co-starred on AMC’s zombie drama “The Walking Dead” since its fourth season. The show’s 10th season is set to premiere later this year. Serratos’ previous credits include “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “The Twilight Saga” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.”