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Selena Quintanilla’s story is coming to Netflix in December.
Selena: The Series will debut on the streaming platform in December. Netflix has released the trailer, which sees the actress Christian Serratos starring as the late singer.
Selena originally hailed from Lake Jackson, Texas, and began her singing career at age 10, performing in her family’s band, Selena y Los Dinos, alongside her brother, A.B., and her sister, Suzette Quintanilla.
Selena went on to become one of the most influential crossover artists of her time. In 1994, she won a Grammy award for the Best Mexican-American Album — the first female Tejano artist to do so.
On March 31, 1995, Selena was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the founder of her fan club. She was just 23 years old when she died from a gunshot wound in Corpus Christi, Texas.
According to TVLine, Selena: The Series is a coming-of-age drama that follows Selena through the “heart-wrenching and life-changing choices” that she and her family must make as they navigate success in the music industry.
In the trailer, a young Selena is seen speaking with her father and manager Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
“Do you trust your father?” he asks.
“Yes,” Selena responds.
“If you keep practicing, pretty soon it’s all gonna pay off. Just watch,” he says.
Ricardo Chavira stars in the series as as Abraham Quintanilla, Gabriel Chavarria as Selena’s brother AB, with Noemí Gonzalez, Seidy López, Madison Taylor Baez, Jesse Posey, Paul Rodriguez, Jr., Hunter Reese Peña, Julio Macias, Carlos Alfredo, Jr., Juan Martinez and Daniela Estrada.