Selena fans could fall in love with Christian Serratos.
The "Walking Dead" actress has landed the role of iconic Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, according to Vulture intel. She'll star in Netflix's "Selena: The Series," which the streaming service announced in December. Serratos is still in talks to join, according to Variety's sources. (Netfix has not commented on the reports.)
The series is set to run for two seasons and will tell Quintanilla-Perez's life story. The synopsis teases that "as Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age, she must make tough choices to hold on to family, true love and music." By playing the decorated music artist, Serratos will get to follow in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez, who memorably portrayed her in 1997's "Selena."
Serratos currently stars in another TV series, AMC's "The Walking Dead," playing Rosita. She joined in Season 4 in a recurring role before later being upped to series regular. Additionally, she starred in the Twilight movies as Angela and has also had roles in films such as "Flight 7500" and "Pop Star."
"Selena: The Series" was developed with the Quintanilla family, and the show's executive producers include her father, Abraham Quntanilla Jr.; her sister Suzette Quintanilla; and family lawyer Simran A. Singh. Also serving as executive producers are writer Moises Zamora, Jaime Davila, and Rico Martinez. Campanario Entertainment is set to produce. So far, no release date has been announced.
[via: Vulture; Variety]