Netflix has probably found his Selena.
Vulture reports that Christian Serratos, who is of Mexican and Italian descent and currently stars as Rosita on The Walking Dead, will shine in the upcoming series about singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
THR reports that the casting is currently negotiating planning issues with the AMC drama that is taking place in Atlanta. The Selena series will start photographing in Mexico in the coming month.
The two-part limited series, originally announced in December, will be developed alongside and executive produced by the Selena family.
Per Netflix, the series is “a coming of age story that Selena follows when her dreams come true and all the heartbreaking and life-changing choices that she and her family have to make when navigating through success, family and music.” It is executive produced by Moisés Zamora.
Serratos, 28, is currently best known for TWD, but she is also known for her role as Angela in the Twilight films, Raven on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Suzie Crabgrass on Ned’s Declassifed School Survival Guide and guest appearances on American Horror Story, Hannah Montana, 7th Heaven and Zoey 101. So actually Serratos brings her already iconic career to a whole new level of iconic.
Selena was known as the Queen of Tejano music and was one of the greatest Latin crossover artists in the world. She was murdered when she was 23 by Yolanda Saldivar, a manager-agent, who shot her after a confrontation about Saldivar who had misappropriated money from the Selena fan club and boutiques.
“Selena will always have a permanent place in music history and we feel a great responsibility to do justice to its memory. With this series, viewers finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact it has had on all our We are delighted to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never before seen look at our story and to emphasize why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come. “Suzette Quintanilla, sister of Selena Quintanilla, said in a statement when the series was announced.
Jennifer Lopez played the famous Selena in the 1997 film Selena. No release date for the series has been announced.
Netflix hasn’t commented on the casting yet.