WHO COULD PLAY SELENA IN THE NEW NETFLIX SERIES.
Coming-of-age series to show star’s life, choices she made to succeed
Selena is coming to Netflix. The streaming service has announced a scripted series based on the life of the Tejano singer, who was fatally shot by her fan club president in 1995. The show has the full involvement of the Quintanilla family.
It’s described as “a coming-ofage story following Selena 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.”
Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister, said the family feels a “great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family and the impact she has had on all of our lives.”
Air dates and casting have not yet been announced. But we’re here to help.
Jennifer Lopez immortalized Selena in the movie. So who will do it on the small screen? Here are our picks. Jackie Cruz: The “Orange Is the New Black” actress recorded an emotive cover of Selena's
“Como la Flor” and is a big Selena fan. She even performed with
Selena’s band Los Dinos at this year’s Fiesta de la Flor, a twoday event in Corpus Christi that honors Selena.
Camila Mendes: We don’t know if she can sing, but the “Riverdale” star has the dark hair and eyes needed for the role. She’d also attract a whole new audience.
Jasmine Villegas: The Filipino/Mexican singer and actress has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, Rae Sremmurd and Kanye West. Becky G: The Mexican actress and singer is a huge Selena fan and has a sizable following. Amanda Solis: The Houstonarea Selena tribute artist looks and laughs exactly like the Tejano legend. She also played Sele
na in the docudrama “Murder Made Me Famous: Yolanda Saldivar.”
Emeraude Toubia: She’s broken out in a big way on the Freeform series “Shadowhunters.” And she was raised in Brownsville, where she competed in beauty pageants. Demi Lovato: She’s from Texas. She has a powerful voice. She can sing in Spanish. And she dressed as Selena for Halloween. Victoria Justice: The “Victorious” star can sing, dance and act.
elena Gomez: Duh. She was named after Selena, is a huge star and just might surprise us.
Naya Rivera: She showed us what she can do on “Glee” and has since released music and continued to act.
Francia Raisa: We just saw her in “Life Size 2,” and she’s a central character on “Grownish.”
Emily Rios: The young Mexican actress starred in the film “Quinceañera” and the TV shows “Breaking Bad” and “Snowfall.”
Selena Quintanilla Perez was a South Texas singer on the verge of superstardom when she was killed by her fan club president in 1995.