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Netflix's Selena series with Walking Dead star confirms debut

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Selena: The Series has been very well-received so far, as it takes a look at the life of music icon Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (played by Christian Serratos).

The Netflix show will return with with the second part of its series on Friday, May 14. Netflix's VP of Latin American Originals, Francisco Ramos made the announcement earlier this week.

"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," Ramos said.

Photo credit: Michael Lavine - Netflix
Photo credit: Michael Lavine - Netflix

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"She ultimately brought these two worlds together, leaving behind a timeless legacy that still resonates with generations of fans around the world. We had the same hopes when we released Selena: The Series in December on Netflix."

Speaking about Selena's work, Ramos added that Netflix wanted to pay tribute to a young girl who had a big dream and an even bigger voice. He said that the streaming service wanted to honour Selena's journey from performing at small local gigs with her family to her rise to fame - as she performed on some of the world's biggest stages.

Ramos teased what was to come and reveal that Selena will learn how to handle fame. He said: "Fans will get to see how [she] balances family, love, and a burgeoning career. Part 2 of Selena: The Series chronicles the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigate together as she becomes the most successful female Latin artist of all time."

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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He also said that Netflix was happy that both old and new fans have been able to appreciate Selena's story and music.

"As we prepare to unveil this next act, this is an encore you won’t want to miss," he added.

Selena: The Series part two will be available to stream on Netflix on May 14.

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