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Selena: The Series

Netflix / Online / Film & TV

You may wonder how the public could, decades later, still remember a life cut short at just 23. A new series about the Mexican-American 90s pop phenom Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known to everyone by just her first name, offers some clues. Selena: The Series, which stars Christian Serratos in the lead role, is dramatized, yes. But it was produced by the late singer’s sister, Suzette, who developed the story with the help of her family. The result is an 18-episode narrative that has intimate knowledge of the young Selena, a shooting star who broke boundaries in pop and Latin music with hits like “Como La Flor,” “No Me Queda Mas,” and “I Could Fall in Love,” before her murder in 1995. The first nine episodes are available now. —J.V.

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