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Selena fans eagerly awaiting the release of Netflix's series about the Queen of Tejano now have fresh gossip fodder.
According to a report from Vulture
, the streaming service has chosen actress Christian Serratos to play the late singer. A "source close to the show" shared the update with the entertainment site, though Netflix has yet to confirm it. A separate report from Variety
says Serratos is currently in negotiations
for the role.
Serratos, 28, is best known for her role as Rosita Espinosa on The Walking Dead
. She also had a minor role in the Twilight
movies. Jennifer Lopez's casting as Selena in the artist's 1997 biopic drew criticism because Lopez is Nuyorican — or a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. Serratos, meanwhile, is of Mexican and Italian ancestry.
Some of Serratos' social media followers have commented on her Selena-like appearance prior to the Vulture
report. In response to a January 5 Instagram post, users left comments comparing Serratos — pictured with whispy bangs, red lipstick and big hoop earrings — to the singer.
Selena: The Series
is a coming-of-age story that will show the choices Selena and the Quintanilla family made to build her career. The show is "designed to play out over two seasons,"
according to Vulture
. Production is reportedly set to begin in Mexico in the next few weeks.
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