Actors Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria play Selena Quintanilla’s father and brother, respectively, in the new Netflix series, SELENA: THE SERIES, a coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music. Part one of the two-part series is available to stream on Netflix since December 4.
Based on the late regional singer’s life and family, actress Christian Serratos plays Selena Quintanilla, the incredibly talented and charming young woman from South Texas, who chases her musical aspirations with her family and becomes one of the most successful Latin artists of all time. The series stars Noemí Gonzalez, Seidy López, Madison Taylor Baez, and more.
Chavira and Chavarria chatted with me about what this series means for the latino community, the reason why Selena remains popular to this day, filming on the bus and more.
MORE ABOUT SELENA: THE SERIES
Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. SELENA: THE SERIES explores her journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time — and the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together.
From executive producers Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh and Moises Zamora, SELENA: THE SERIES was created by Zamora, with Don Todd (“This is Us”) consulting.