The Walking Dead‘s Christian Serratos has stepped out of the zombie apocalypse and into the role of music legend Selena Quintanilla. Yesterda, Netflix recently dropped the official trailer for Selena: The Series, starring Serratos. The series will arrives on Netflix today, December 4, 2020. Here’s what critics are saying!
Back in August, it was announced that Serratos would be playing the music icon and the series was first announced towards the end of last year. It will focus on the early days of Selena’s life.
The official description of the series from Netflix is as follows:
“As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music.”
Selena Quintanilla was a rising star and on the verge of becoming a massively successful crossover artist. She was tragically killed by a trusted friend and president of her fan club in 1995. Jennifer Lopez also famously portrayed the young singer in the hit 1997 film Selena.
“Unfortunately, Netflix‘s biographical drama “Selena: The Series,” which premieres Friday, neither captures nor honors the memory of this remarkable performer as it charts her meteoric rise over nine, 30-minute episodes in the first of two planned seasons. The story here instead focuses on her father and brother, patriarchs of the Quintanilla family, which oversees her estate. They also executive produced the series. It’s an insurmountable problem for an already formulaic series, created by Moisés Zamora and directed by Hiromi Kamata.”
“While the first half of the show feels like a taste of what’s to come, it falls a bit flat. Hopefully, with Selena’s biggest years ahead of her, the series’s final episodes will offer a more complex portrait of the star leading up to her death.”
“It would be unfair to blame Serratos for the deficits of Selena: The Series; while her mere competence can’t save the show, even a Lopez-level performer would likely struggle to salvage such stiff dialogue, aimless plotting, flat characters and blah direction.”
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