'Selena: The Series': See the first trailer at Netflix show about the Queen of Tejano music

Alexandria Rodriguez, Corpus Christi Caller Times
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A Netflix series about the life of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez will drop during the holiday season.

Netflix released a long-awaited trailer of the show Monday and announced the series would be available to stream on screens across the nation on Dec. 4.

The series will be in two parts, with the first part spanning six hour-long episodes. "Selena: The Series" comes nearly 24 years after "Selena," the motion picture that chronicled the singer's life, hit the big screen in 1997, starring Jennifer Lopez.

The start of the nearly two-minute trailer follows Selena in her well-known white pants and beaded top as she makes her way to a dark stage. The trailer then cuts to Abraham Quintanilla listening to a young Selena singing outside.

"Selena: The Series," which is a biographical drama about Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla-Perez, will debut on Netflix on Dec. 4, 2020.
"Selena: The Series," which is a biographical drama about Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla-Perez, will debut on Netflix on Dec. 4, 2020.

The video then shows Selena transition from a young girl to a teen singer at a concert and inside a studio recording music.

Later in the trailer, A.B. Quintanilla, Selena's brother talks to his father about wanting to write songs. The trailer then shows a montage of Selena performing her hit song "Como la Flor."

The trailer ends with an announcer shouting Selena before the video shows Selena's signature font on a purple background.

Selena was raised in Corpus Christi and rose to fame on the Tejano scene in the 1990s. She was fatally shot by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, in March 1995.

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The cast

In December 2019, the cast of the series was announced.

Selena will be played by Christian Serratos who is best known for roles in "The Walking Dead," the "Twilight" series and the Nickelodeon show "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."

Gabriel Chavarria, who appeared in "The Purge" and "Freedom Writers," will play A.B. Quintanilla, and Ricardo Chavira, from "Telenovela" and "Desperate Housewives" will play Abraham Quintanilla.

Noemi Gonzalez will play Suzette Quintanilla, Jesse Posey will play Chris Perez and Taylor Baez will play a young Selena.

Seidy Lopez will play Marcella Quintanilla. Lopez had a role in the Selena movie as Selena's friend. The two go to the mall to look at dresses for the Grammy awards.

Julio Macias will play Pete Astudillo, who was a back-up dancer and singer for the band "Selena y Los Dinos." Macias is known for his role in "On My Block," another Netflix series.

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