For all of us who would do anything for Selena, the announcement of a television series chronicling the rise of Selena Quintanilla was good news. On December 4, 2020, almost two years after the date Netflix first revealed the ambitious project, viewers were finally able to catch Part 1, the most anticipated television series of 2020. Selena: the series.
After reaching 25 million households, Netflix has announced that Part 2 is on the way. The nine-episode conclusion will continue Selena’s story as she is on the brink of stardom. As they learn to handle her newest success, fans will see Selena struggle to balance family, love, and a flourishing career.
A musical icon who paved the way for Latino artists, the Texas-born singer is best remembered as the “Queen of Tejano music” who made hits with songs like “Como la flor” and “Amor Prohibido.” But, as fans around the world know, his legacy is equally tied to his history of poverty, wealth, and his tragic death.
She was only 23 when she was shot and killed in 1995, but the GRAMMY-winning artist had already made a name for herself, and her posthumous crossover album was proof that she had the makings of an even bigger superstar. In the 25 years since, Selena’s stature has only grown, with the 1997 biopic (starring Jennifer Lopez) and many of her reissued albums that have won her ever newer and younger fans.
Hoping to capture that magic and do the right thing for its fans, the show will undoubtedly serve as yet another introduction to a new generation eager to relive the rise of their beloved Selena. Here’s how to watch Part 2 of Selena: the serieson Netflix.
When will it be released?The final nine-episode Part 2 will launch on Netflix on May 4. Part 1 of the show, comprising nine episodes, launched on December 4 on Netflix and is currently available to stream.
What is it Selena: the series about? When Netflix first announced the project, the streaming service made it clear that the show would be a two-part coming-of-age drama.
The musical drama promises to take viewers through a journey that begins in Corpus Christi, where Selena began singing small concerts with her siblings, and will take us back to the years of recording that made the Tejano singer one of the most popular. . beloved Latin icons of all time.
Who plays who? After an exhaustive casting process, Christian Serratos was announced as the titular star. Serratos is best known for her roles in the Twilight film franchise and, more recently, in The Walking Dead, where she plays Rosita Espinoza.
Alongside Serratos are familiar faces such as Ricardo Chavira (also known as Carlos Solis de Desperate housewives) as Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, Seidy López as Selena’s mother, Marcella Quintanilla, as well as East Los High the students Gabriel Chavarria and Noemi Gonzalez as the singer’s brothers, AB and Suzette.
Madison Taylor Baez, Juan Martinez and Daniela Estrada will perform, respectively, the younger versions of Selena, AB and Suzette, while Jesse Posey (brother of Teen wolfTyler Posey) was cast as Chris Pérez, Selena’s husband. Other notable cast members include Julio Macias, Hunter Reese Peña, and Carlos Alfredo Jr.
What can we expect from Selena: the series? Considering that the 1997 film helped catapult JLo to stardom, expectations were through the roof for this latest biographical iteration.
With its episodic approach, and given the many behind-the-scenes looks that center has given us on the Quintanilla family in the late 1980s, Part 1 spent some time following Selena’s early years, also known as the years in that the Quintanillas were fighting. , giving fans a look back at the once-in-a-lifetime icon’s formative years.
Many of the episode titles in Part 1 are derived from songs from the late 1980s that Selena recorded, including “Dame Un Beso”, “Dulce Amor” and “First Love”.
Suzette told ET that Part 2 would include all aspects of his family’s life, even if some moments were difficult to relive.
“This is getting to the part where Selena and Chris are eloping and getting married,” Selena’s sister said. “That is part of our life, it is part of our family’s history.” The former drummer also promised that Part 2 “will cover the whole spectrum” adding, “It’s just a little bit of everything. It makes you feel happy and you know, there are some sad moments and then there are some moments that I personally don’t want to revisit. It brings up some really weird feelings inside. So it’s just a little bit of everything, to be honest with you. “
Who is creatively behind the show? The series is produced by Campanario Entertainment and has a strong creative team that includes Mexican-American writer and filmmaker Moisés Zamora as its creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner, as well as Japanese-Mexican filmmaker Hiromi Kamata as director and producer. executive.
But, as diehard Selena fans know, the Tejano Queen’s legacy is carefully upheld by her close family. So it’s no wonder both her father and sister are also featured as executive producers on the show. That alone ensures that you will be able to hear some of the singer’s greatest hits throughout the show.
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Part 1 of Selena: the series is now available on Netflix.