Ever since it was first announced that Netflix was gearing up to release a new series all about Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, fans were on the edge of their seats waiting for more information. In December 2020, the show first premiered, and now fans are gearing up for the second season.
Based on a true story, the highly anticipated series will be released 25 years after Selena’s death on March 31, 1995. Previously, the Queen of Tejano was honored in the 1997 film Selena starring Jennifer Lopez and, once again, her story will be brought to life on fans’ screens via Netflix. The official announcement for Selena: The Series was made via the streaming service’s social media accounts on December 11, 2018. Netflix revealed that the show would “be executive produced by The Quintanilla family.”
“I think it was very important to everyone to only show what was necessary. I think that’s the respectful thing to do,” the show’s star, Christian Serratos told Variety in May 2021. “This isn’t the story of a tragedy; it’s the story of a wonderful, beautiful woman and I think watching it, knowing what happens, you’re already hit with emotion so it doesn’t need to be gratuitous.”
The actress also touched on the second season during an interview with Forbes in the same month. “The show is definitely more uplifting and brighter than I thought it was going to be … There was so much more to her than I knew prior to working on this project,” she said. “I also realized that we have same sense of humor. Seeing this and how great her family life was made me realize why we’re doing the show. I was such a fan growing up and I realized that there are just so many things to learn about her and I think that was the point.”
While season 1 focused on the singer’s rise to fame, season 2 gets into her solo career and untimely death. What do fans need to know about the show before watching the show? Well, J-14 broke down all the most important details. Scroll through our gallery for everything you need to know about Selena: The Series, including its release date and a full cast list.
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