New on Netflix is Selena: The Series which follows Selena Quintilla, one of the most iconic Latina figures of the 20th Century.
I personally am a fan of Selena and her music so I was excited to watch Netflix's interpretation of her life. Here's a look at the Selena Netflix Series.
Selena Netflix Series Release Date
Selena: The Series (Part 1) is now available on Netflix. It was released Friday, December 4, 2020.
All the episodes were released on the same day so you can binge watch if you like.
What is Selena: The Series about?
The show features Selena's rise to fame as she and her family make sacrifices in order to achieve their lifelong dreams.
Known as the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintilla was a huge star throughout the '80s and '90s before she was tragically murdered at age 23 in 1995.
Her legacy has lived on through her music, and Neflix hopes to show a new generation the life of the star through the first series about her life.
The series is set to follow the full life of Selena from Childhood all the way to when she was sadly murdered by Yolanda Saldívar - the woman who claimed she was her biggest fan and founded her fan club.
Part 1 of the series Selena has a young girl from Texas with big dreams.
Part 2 delves into Selena's superstardom as the most successful female Latin artist of all time" angle.
Selena Netflix Series Genre
Netflix categorized the show under the following genres: Family Watch Together TV, TV Dramas, and Music.
The show is described as well as Inspiring and Feel-Good.
How long is the show?
Selena: The Series (Part 1) has 9 episodes which a runtime of 41 minutes per episode.
Who plays Selena?
Christian Serratos plays Selena on the Netflix Series. She is best known for her role as Rosita Espinosa in AMC's The Walking Dead.
Selena Netflix Series Cast
Here are the main cast members:
- Christian Serratos as Selena
- Madison Taylor Baez (young Selena)
- Gabriel Chavarria as A.B. Quintanilla (older brother of Selena)
- Ricardo Chavira as Abraham Quintanilla (Selena's father and manager)
- Noemi Gonzalez as Suzette Quintanilla (Selena's sister)
- Seidy López as Marcella Quintanilla (Selena's mother)
Here are the recurring characters:
- David Barrera as Hector
- Julio Macias as Pete Astudillo
- Jesse Posey as Chris Pérez (Selena's boyfriend & husband)
- Hunter Reese Peña as Ricky Vela
- Carlos Alfredo Jr. as Joe Ojeda
- Paul Rodriguez as Roger Garcia
- Erika Buenfil as Cristina Saralegui
- David Fernandez Jr. as David Kramer
- Eric 'Rico' Aragon as José Behar
- Mark Atkinson as Denny (Selena's manager)
- Oscar Avila as Manny Guerra
- Aneasa Yacoub as young Marcella Quintanilla
- Casey Tutton as Jilly
- Luis Bordonada as Johnny Canales
- Natasha Perez as Yolanda Saldivar (Selena's killer)
Selena Netflix Trailer
Below is the Netflix trailer which had everyone in excitement over the show.
Did Selena's family work with Netflix on the show?
Yes, Selena's family was involved in the development of the show.
The series is produced by Campanario Entertainment in collaboration with Selena's father, Abraham, and sister Suzette from a screenplay by Moisés Zamora for Netflix.
Does Christian Serratos Sing in the show?
Christian Serratos herself isn't singing in Selena: The Series - but Madison Taylor Baez, who plays younger version of Selena, is.
Serratos lip syncs the performances backed by music and does the choreography and motions of Selena.
Selena: The Series Reviews
As of December 5, 2020:
- Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 43%.
- Metacritic reported a weighted average score of 48/100 based on 9 critic reviews, meaning "mixed or average reviews."
- IMDB reported an approval rating of 6.8/10 out of 351 reviews.
- 76% of Google users liked the show.
Selena: The Series Soundtrack
Selena: The Series Soundtrack has been released by EMI Latin and is available on Amazon (USA).
The album features the songs from the show performed by Selena and her band Selena y Los Dinos.
Here are the tracks on Selena: The Series Soundtrack:
- Como La Flor – Selena (3:04)
- Dame Un Beso – Selena y Los Dinos (3:54)
- La Bamba – Selena (3:53)
- Quiero – Selena (3:12)
- Terco Corazón – Selena (2:49)
- Yo Fui Aquella (.) – Selena (3:03)
- My Love – Selena y Los Dinos (2:48)
- Besitos – Selena y Los Dinos (2:23)
- Sukiyaki – Selena y Los Dinos) (2:59)
- Amame, Quiereme – Selena y Los Dinos (2:51)
- I Could Fall In Love – Selena (4:39)
- Enamorada De Ti – Selena (4:01)
- Baila Esta Cumbia (Selena) (2:54)
- Buenos Amigos (feat. Alvaro Torres) – Selena (4:45)
- Ven Conmigo – Selena (2:28)
- La Carcacha – Selena (4:10)
- No Quiero Saber (1990 Version) -Selena (2:57)
- Yo Te Amo – Selena (3:41)
- Que Creías – Selena (3:35)
- Ámame – Selena (3:41)
When will Selena: The Series (Part 2) be released?
Netflix has not announced the release date of Selena: The Series (Part 2).