The final part of the two-part series, Selena: The Series, will debut on Netflix May 14, 2021.
In the next nine episodes, audiences will see Selena at the brink of stardom as she ascends to the top of the Tejano music world while learning to balance the success of her career, her family and her love for Chris.
The first part of the series, which ended with Chris and Selena’s romance meeting the scorn of Selena’s father, was released in early December last year to mixed reviews from audiences and critics. Remezcla wrote that the first nine episodes felt “like a major act that’s off rhythm and missing its lead.”
Selena’s brother, A.B. Quintanilla, responded to some concerns from fans who were unhappy with certain aspects of the show–from the wigs to the complexion of lead actress Christian Serratos to the lip syncing.
“I even heard some people saying [Christian] lip synching was off,” Quintanilla told TMZ. “Well, that was done on purpose because Selena’s lip synching was also a learning process. That was a problem that Selena had to overcome.”
Despite some of the critiques, 25 million households around the globe tuned into Selena: The Series in the first four weeks after its premiere. The show reached the Top 10 list in 23 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. It also spent 26 consecutive days in the Top 10 in Mexico. During its first week, the series claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S.
“We have a lot more time with [Selena] and get to see the hard work that came before the legend,” Serratos told Remezcla before the series’ initial debut. “I worked very hard to make sure that I didn’t disappoint.”
So, what do you think we can expect from the second half of the series? Selena fans already know the story, but how do you think Selena and Chris’ sneaking off to get married will play out? Yolanda Saldivar was given a few seconds of screen time at the end of the first half, so how will she make her introduction to the family? And what will Selena’s last concert in the Houston Astrodome look like?
Whatever the production decides, someone get the tissues ready.