The secret’s out for Maya Zapata…
Telemundo has released the first trailer for the new series El Secreto de Selena, starring the 37-year-old Mexican actress as the slain Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla, aka La Reina de la Musica Tejana.
The story is an adaptation of the book also titled El Secreto de Selena, written by Telemundo journalist Maria Celeste Arrarás and published in 1997.
The one-minute clip shows a ring falling to the ground and revisits the moment Arrarás goes on-air to announce the death of Selena. Then, the trailer shows fragments of scenes from the trial of Yolanda Saldivar(Selena’s convicted murderer) and showcases Saldivar’s behavior during different key moments, ranging from Selena’s wedding to Chris Perezto heavy discussions with the late singer.
In addition to Zapata, the series also stars Damayanti Quintanar, Sofía Lama, Jorge Zárate, Baltimore Beltrán and Bárbara González.
Arrarás participated co-executive-produced the series with Fernando Barbosa, Luis Balaguer, Leonardo Aranguibel and Francisco Cordero.
The series was produced by Buena Vista Original Productions, Moconoco, LatinWE and BTF Media.
El Secreto de Selena is set to premiere on Sunday, August 25, on Telemundo.