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Good news arrived today for those excited about the hotly-anticipated new Netflix series about the life of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and her family—the second season has reportedly already wrapped up shooting.
Widely known simply as Selena, the singer and her musical siblings are known for bringing Tejano music into the mainstream. In 1981, Selena’s dad formed the popular band Selena y Los Dinos, in which Selena performed alongside the original lineup of her siblings, Suzette Quintanilla and A.B. Quintanilla.
“Selena: The Series” dramatizes how the family came together and worked tirelessly to bring their talented Tejano style into weddings, clubs and concerts in the early days of their careers. The series depicts the ups and downs of their rise as the band got bigger and began to cross over.
As is noted in the series, Selena was becoming very famous at an alarmingly fast pace. By 1989, she’d recorded her first solo album, and by 1994 had released her best-selling Latin album. Soon dubbed “Amor Prohibido” (the Queen of Tejano) by her fan base, Selena was soon being called the Mexican-American Madonna, as Time magazine noted in 2015.
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The singer was just crossing over into English-language music with her 1995 platinum album “Dreaming of You” when she was gunned down at the age of 23 by the founder of her fan club.
The final episode of the new nine-episode Netflix series, released today, concludes before the star’s controversial marriage, and also before the woman who eventually kills her even meets the singer. The premiere season primarily focuses on Selena's inspirational rise and relationship with her family and eventual husband, Chris Pérez. The season concludes with Selena and her future husband’s relationship in peril, with her father Abraham Quintanilla kicking Pérez out of the band and throwing him off the tour bus after he discovers their secret affair.
The moment amounts to quite a dramatic cliffhanger—but luckily for fans, they now know that the second season is on the way as it has already been shot and wrapped, according to a Los Angeles Times interview with Christian Serratos, the star of the series.
“Selena: The Series” season two is slated to be released sometime in 2021, according to Oprah Magazine. A spokesperson for Netflix told Oxygen.com on Friday that they do not have a release date yet, but did say, "Stay tuned!
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