Remembering the Queen of Tejano

Photo: Netflix.
Como Selena! Christian Serratos will bloom on Netflix’s early Christmas present to the world (pues vamos a gozar)

Selena was some kind of queen.

Bidi. Bidi. Bom. Bom. That much I knew growing up in the ’90s down in Lima, and that much sunk in after word that the star had been shot dead at age 23 reached Peru. The date was March 31, 1995, so it wasn’t that along, but this was pre-Internet. That’s the level at which Selena was operating.

Selena was some kind of queen, alright, and now, 25 years after her trailblazing journey was cut short and a biopic later, her coming-of-age story is getting the Netflix-limited series treatment.

Starring Christian Serratos (AMC’s The Walking Dead), Selena: The Series will dramatize how talented young Selena Quintanilla followed her dreams out of Lake Jackson, Texas, and onto the world stage to become the Queen of Tejano music and of the industry’s top-selling Latin artists, and chronicle the sacrifices she and her family had to make to navigate the ebbs and flows of success, loss, love, and music. This is not about Selena’s death, so don’t expect to see much, if anything, of Yolanda Saldívar.

Part one of the two-part series is scheduled to become available for streamin’ on Dec. 4.

The Quintanilla family is on board with this one, so it’s gonna be como la flor: tanto amor.

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