Selena Quintanilla was one of the biggest Latino crossover artist back in 1995. Unfortunately, her business associate Yolanda Saldivar shot and killed Selena, who was 23 years young at the time. Her crossover album Dreaming of You, which released the year she died, debuted atop the Billboard 200 which was a first for a Latin artist. Two years after her death, her story was told in the 1997 film Selena by Gregory Nava, which starred Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role. Now years later, Netflix is looking to bring a scripted series titled Selena: The Series, from executive producer Moises Zamora.
So who will take on the role of Selena? According to Vulture, Netflix is in negotiations with Christian Serratos for the iconic role. Serratos is a 28 year old Mexican and Italian decent that grew up in Los Angeles. She is best known for the role of Rosita Alvarez in AMC’s The Walking Dead since the fourth season. The issue that seems to be holding up the deal is her filming schedule as the tenth season of The Walking Dead is currently in production in Atlanta. Netflix has declined to comment whether or not this was accurate. The series would focus on the choices the young music and fashion icon and her family made on her journey to becoming a star.
Selena: The Series is said to be designated to run for two seasons. For now it is unknown if each episode of series would be half an hour or an hour and it also currently does not have a release date. Production for the series is said to start in Mexico within a month. Joining Zamora as executive producer on the series will be Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., her sister Suzette Quintanilla as well as their family attorney Simran A. Singh.
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