Netflix Releasing Part 2 of Christian Serratos’ “Selena: The Series” in May

Christian Serratos is returning to the stage in May…

The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress will continue to portray the legendary Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla in Netflix’s Selena: The Series on May 14.

Christian Serratos as Selena

“When Selena Quintanilla burst onto the Tejano music scene in the ‘80s, her dream was to make music that celebrated both her Latin roots and her Mexican-American upbringing. She ultimately brought these two worlds together, leaving behind a timeless legacy that still resonates with generations of fans around the world,” said Francisco Ramos, VP of Latin American Originals. “We had the same hopes when we released Selena: The Series in December on Netflix. We wanted to pay tribute to the young girl with big dreams and an even bigger voice, and honor her incredible rise from performing local gigs with her family to gracing some of the world’s biggest stages.”

Along with the date for part 2, the streaming platform tweeted that in its first four weeks, “25 million households sang ‘Como La Flor‘ along with Selena: The Series – and half of those fans came from the U.S.”

The show also reached Netflix’s Top 10 list in 23 countries including the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru. Half of the fans came from the U.S., where it spent its first week in the #1 spot on the Top 10 list.

Part 1 of the series, which “explores Selena’s journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time,” made its Netflix debut on December 4 starring Christian Serratos as the late Mexican-American singer.

“[Selena] created a path for herself when it was arguably difficult for Latinas,” Serratos previously told Billboard. “Being a woman in the industry is super tricky, but she managed to be incredibly powerful, strong, and resilient and [to] be a pioneer while being incredibly gracious, and I always thought that was so beautiful.”

Other cast members include Ricardo Chavira, who co-stars as Selena’s father Abraham; Gabriel Chavarria as her brother A.B.; Noemi Gonzalez as her sister Suzette; Seidy Lopez as her mother Marcella; and Madison Taylor Baez as young Selena.

The two-part series was released 23 years after the Gregory Nava-directed and Oscar-nominated film Selena starring Jennifer Lopez made its debut on the big screen.

Selena: The Series is produced by Campanario Entertainment and executive produced by Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh, Hiromi Kamata, and Moises Zamora.

Netflix Releases Full-Length Trailer for “Selena: The Series,” Starring Christian Serratos

Netflix is giving Selena fans a closer look at Christian Serratos as the late Tejano queen…

The streamer has released a new full-length trailer for the upcoming Selena: The Series, starring the 30-year-old Mexican American actress.

Christian Serratos as Selena

The clip illustrates the scope of the two-part drama, depicting a very young – and already strong-voiced – Selena Quintanilla catching fireflies while singing to herself “I’m Leaving It (All) Up To You,” the golden oldie that Donny and Marie Osmond resurrected for a hit single in 1974.

From there, The trailer shows scenes from Selena’s teenage years, her early career, life on the road, some backstage drama and finally her adoration by lighter-holding audiences.

Here’s how Netflix describes the two-part series: “A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.”

Starring Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, and Seidy López, Selena is exec produced by Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh and Moises Zamora, and was created by Zamora, with Don Todd consulting.

Part one of Selena: The Series premieres December 4 on Netflix.

Netflix Releases to Premiere Christian Serratos’ “Selena: The Series” in December

Christian Serratos will be doin’ the washing machine this December…

Netflix has announced plans to release the 30-year-old Mexican American actress’ Selena: The Series, the biographical drama about Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla, on December 4.

Christian Serratos as Selena

The premiere date announcement was made via Netflix’s Latinx social media arm Con Todo.

In a tweet with the message “Every Legend Begins With a Dream,” the premiere date was announced and a teaser trailer and poster art released.

Serratos stars as Selena, Ricardo Chavira as Abraham QuintanillaGabriel Chavarria as Selena’s brother AB, with Julio Macias, Jesse Posey, Hunter Reese Peña, and Carlos Alfredo, Jr. set as series regulars, and Juan Martinez, Daniela Estrada and Paul Rodriguez, Jr. to recur.

Selena: The Series is a coming-of-age story following Selena (Serratos) as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music.

Also in the cast: Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez and Madison Taylor Baez.

Moisés Zamora is the writer/executive producer. Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla and Simran A. Singh executive produce; Campanario Entertainment is the production company. Hiromi Kamata directs part 1, which consists of six one-hour episodes.

MAC Cosmetics to Release Brand New Selena-Inspired Collection

Selena’s legendary style lives on… And, you can own a part of it. 

MAC Cosmetics has announced that a brand new makeup collection inspired by La Reina de la Musica Tejana will be released in April, honoring Selena’s 25 year legacy.

Selena

“Selena and M·A·C Cosmetics are back together! Get ready for an all NEW collection launching in April to celebrate the Queen of Tejano’s life and legacy! Stay tuned for this iconic collection,” expressed a post on Selena’s official Facebook account. 

This is the second time the brand is honoring the late Mexican-American singer through beauty products. 

In 2016, fans were blessed with a makeup collection that embodied Selena’s style, including her signature red lipstick and an eye shadow palette named after some of her emblematic songs, like “Como La Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” and “No Me Queda Mas.”

The limited-edition collection released in 2016 was tenderly curated by Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla. “I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage,” Quintanilla said in a previous press statement. 

The new MAC collaboration comes on the heels of a Selena tribute concert taking place on May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Presented by Q ProductionsSelena XXV-Veinticinco Años counts with a star-studded lineup including Pitbull, Los Tucanes de TijuanaA.B. Quintanilla III Los Kumbia AllstarzBecky G, and Ally Brooke, and more.

Netflix Releases First Look at Christian Serratos as Selena in “Selena: The Series”

Christian Serratos is ready to Reina

Nearly a year after revealing that it was developing a series based on the life of Selena, Netflix has officially unveiled a sneak peek at Selena: The Series, starring the 29-year-old half-Mexican American actress asLa Reina de la Musica Tejana.

Christian Serratos as Selena

“Get your first look at Christian Serratos, who will play Selena Quintanilla in a coming of age story chronicling the iconic singer’s rise,” a tweet stated, adding that Selena: The Series’ first part will premiere in 2020.    

Christian Serratos as Selena

Serratos is best known for her roles as Rosita Espinosa on AMC‘s The Walking Dead, Suzie Crabgrass on the Nickelodeon series Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and Angela Weber in The Twilight Saga series. 

In addition to Serratos’ taking the lead, Netflix confirmed that Ricardo Chavirawill co-star as Selena’s father AbrahamGabriel Chavarriaas her brother A.B.Noemi Gonzalezas her sister Suzette, Seidy Lopezas her mother Marcella, and Madison Taylor Baez as young Selena.

On December 11, 2018, the official Netflix U.S. news Twitter account revealed that the Quintanilla family, along with Jaime Dávilaand Rico Martinezfrom Campanario EntertainmentSimran A. Singh, and Moisés Zamora, would executive produce the project. 

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom@SelenaLaLeyenda’s incredible life story is coming to Netflix as a scripted series! @selena_netflix was developed alongside and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family” the post expressed. 

Selena Inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

She’ll forever be known as La Reina de la Musica Tejana… And, now Selena Quintanilla is an official Texas legend.

The late Tejano singer was among the five iconic women who were inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Selena Quintanilla

Along with the rest of Selena’s many historic accomplishments — like introducing the Tejano genre into mainstream music — she was notably recognized by the Texas governor for “shattering stereotypes and expectations, proving the impossible is always possible.”

Her sister Suzette Quintanilla accepted the award on behalf of Selena and her family.

“My sister once said that the goal isn’t to love forever, but to create something that will. Today is a testament to those words. I stand up here today with so many emotions and all of these beautiful memories in my heart that I would love to share with you guys but that would take a long time,” she said as she held back the tears. “As you all know Selena was such a unique person who embodied so much for being so young. Selena was a very kind and caring person that had an infectious smile and laughter.”

A Grammy winner and owner of a clothing line and a boutique-salon, Selena was shot and killed by the founder of her first fan club on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23. The Texas-born singer was a pioneer for many artists as she seamlessly crossed over from the Spanish market and into the English market.

Before her untimely death in 1995, she had started work on an English-language crossover album. Dreaming of You was released posthumously and became the best-selling Latin album of all time, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling 175,000 copies on its very first day of release.

Shortly after her death, the star’s story was brought to life in the biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.

Most recently, MAC Cosmetics launched their Selena-inspired make up line, which sold out online in a matter of hours. The highly anticipated collection, which includes lipsticks, eye shadows and blush, is now available in MAC stores.

MAC to Premiere Its Selena World Line in Corpus Christi Next Month

It looks like Selena fans will be seeing (shades of) red next month…

The new MAC make-up line named for the late singer, known as La Reina de la Musica Tejana, will have its premiere at the American Bank Center in the singer’s home town of Corpus Christi, TX on September 30.

Selena

The MAC Selena World premiere, presented in partnership with Dillard’s department store, will be a day-long “product experience” where fans can buy the cosmetics before they are available in stores in October, as well as see the Quintanilla family perform with an as yet-unrevealed guest performer. DJs will part of the day’s entertainment, as well as make-up demonstrations.

Anticipating the big multi-generational crowds that can be expected to flock to the arena for the event, the cosmetics company has posted detailed instructions for attending – and lining up outside for world premiere, cautioning that “once the arena reaches capacity, doors will be closed to entry” to the free-admission event. View screens will be set up outside the arena, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000.

Doors open at 10 am, and the Quintanilla Family is set to perform at 8 p.m. The Selena

make-up will be available for purchase at the event until stock sells out.

Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla unveiled the full make-up collection in May via Persicope. It features lipsticks named for the beloved singer’s hits like “Dreaming of You” and “Amor Prohibido.”

Selena, who was only 23 when she died, was known for her bright red lips and a personal style that has influenced thousands of female fans.

MAC Cosmetics to Launch Selena-Inspired Collection

The late Selena Quintanilla’s music and style legacy lives on…

The late Mexican-American music superstar, known as La Reina de la Musica Tejana, is getting her own makeup line, MAC Cosmetics has confirmed via Facebook.

Selena Quintanilla

“Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two decades,” MAC senior vice president James Gager said in a statement. “We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies MAC’s philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena inspired MAC collection debuting in the latter part of 2016.”

Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla hinted that Selena’s estate and MAC were “working on something big” at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards. At the time she didn’t offer many details, but on Thursday she said, in the same press release, “I am so excited that MAC Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena. Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.”

The company’s decision comes after a social media campaign by fans to bring the line to life, which included viral hashtags and a formal petition.

Earlier this year, a die-hard Selena fan named Patty Rodriguez started an online petition on change.org asking MAC for a line inspired by her idol, which drew thousands of supporters.

The line will debut in the second half of 2016.

Selena was shot to death in 1995 by the president of her fan club. This year, she would have been 44.