“Selena: The Series” is a celebration of the iconic, young Tejano music legend. The coming-of-age story follows Selena and her family as they navigate the pearls of life en route to stardom.
Christian Marie Serratos, who is of Mexican and Italian descent, will play Selena—and her resemblance to the star is uncanny.
Before this starring role, Serratos has appeared on The Walking Dead and in the Twilight movies. She may have predicted she'd have this role: In 2015, Serratos told MTV that she'd one day like to play "somebody who is very famously Latina."
Julio Macias, Jesse Posey, Hunter Reese Peña, and Carlos Alfredo, Jr. perform as series regulars, while Juan Martinez, Daniela Estrada, and Paul Rodriguez, Jr. play recurring characters.
Selena was murdered in 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, president of her fan club and manager of her boutiques.
The family confronted Saldívar for embezzling money from the fan club and boutiques, after which Saldívar lured Selena to a motel room and shot her in the back. She was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Watch the trailer down below.