The resemblance is uncanny.
Selena Quintanilla’s legacy lives on: Twenty-five years after her death, the “Queen of Tejano” is more present than ever. Case in point, the upcoming Netflix limited series Selena: The Series will give fans a closer look at the Tex-Mex singer’s life. Most recently, a teaser officially announced the premiere date as December 4. And similar to the 1997 biopic Selena, the “coming of age story” will follow the Latin icon’s rise to stardom from the early years of her career to her murder in March 1995. Of course, viewers can also expect to see the Quintanilla family portrayed. From her ambitious father and manager, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., to her husband and fellow Selena y Los Dinos band member, Chris Perez.
In the latest teaser, a young Selena has a conversation with her dad. "Do you trust your father?" he asks. "Yes," she responds. "If you keep practicing, pretty soon it’s all gonna pay off. Just watch," he says. The clip ends with him reminiscing about Selena's early days as she performs her hit song, “Como La Flor” onstage. "When I see you on that stage, I still see the 6-year-old girl singing in our backyard," he says.
What’s more, Selena: The Series is being executive produced by the Quintanilla family, which means accuracy is key. And helping bring the tribute project to life is an impressive cast of Latinx stars, consisting of both familiar faces and newcomers. Featuring Twilight actress Christian Serratos as Selena and Ricardo Chavira as the Quintanilla patriarch, there’s plenty to look forward to. And while we wait for Part I of the Netflix show to premiere, you can take a look at the main cast and their real-life counterparts.