Com­ing-of-age se­ries to show star’s life, choices she made to suc­ceed

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Front Page - STAFF WRITER By Joey Guerra [email protected]

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.”

Pam Fran­cis / Getty Im­ages

Se­lena Quin­tanilla Perez was a South Texas singer on the verge of su­per­star­dom when she was killed by her fan club pres­i­dent in 1995.

Joe Bu­vid / Con­trib­u­tor

Se­lena Gomez

Emma McIn­tyre / Getty Im­ages

Becky G

Miguel Riopa / Getty Im­ages

Demi Lo­vato

Street Sci­ence Ent.

Amanda So­lis

Emma McIn­tyre / Getty Im­ages

Vic­to­ria Jus­tice

Jackie Cruz

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.