Selena’s legacy lives on in season two of “Selena: The Series” on Netflix



“Selena: The Series,” premiered on Netflix on Dec. 4 of last year and the second season was released on May 4.

Mario Ronquillo

Tejano star Selena Quintanilla-Perez inspired millions of young Latinas by showing them that it is possible to be a singer and reach stardom. But Selena faced many challenges in her life, which was tragically cut short. 

 “Selena: The Series,” premiered on Netflix on Dec. 4 of last year and the second season is finally here, which was released on  May 4 on Netflix. “Selena: The Series” is based on the life of the late singer Selena, who was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995, at the age of 23 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The show is about the struggles Selena faced while not being able to live a normal life as a kid. In her early childhood, she started to embrace her talent as a singer. The show explains in-depth how she rose to fame and the sacrifices she and her family had to take while being a singer. 

\“Selena: The Series” is directed by Hiromi Kamata and Katina Medina Mora and is created by Moises Zamora with Donn Todd, who is the consultant in the series. The series is produced by Campanario Entertainment with Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, and sister, Suzette Quintanilla.

Season two of “Selena: The Series” focuses more on how all the Quintanilla family starts to grow, from Selena eloping, creating her own clothing line and making new friends along the way. Some actors on “Selena: The Series” are: Christian Serratos, who plays Selena and appears in “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” Jesse Posey, who plays Chris Perez and also starred in “The Extraordinary Ordinary Film,” and Ricardo Antonio Chavira, who is Abraham Quintanilla and also starred in “Jane The Virgin.”                       

Both seasons of “Selena: The Series” are amazing. While I was watching the series, it taught me more about Selena’s life, such as how she wanted to become a clothing designer and how she wanted to start a life with Chris Perez. 

This series goes more in-depth into Selena’s life than on “Selena” the original 1997 movie, such as how her life started and the paths she had to take to become a famous singer. 

The second season focuses more on how Selena’s dreams finally begin to come true. For instance, a few dreams of hers were getting married to Chris Perez, being a famous singer and having her own boutique. In season two, she finally had the chance to accomplish all her dreams but Selena faces many struggles along the way.

“Selena: The Series” is very enjoyable to watch. I enjoyed watching it because there were many moments of enjoyment, sadness, drama and of course, music.