Is Christian Serratos Really Singing in Netflix's Selena Quintanilla Series? Here's the Deal
The upcoming Netflix series Selena: The Series will feature The Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos as the famous singer, but the question we're all asking is, is Serratos actually singing? In a virtual interivew with PopSugar ahead of the series' premiere, Serratos revealed that, just like Jennifer Lopez in the Oscar-nominated feature, she does not sing in the series. "The performances are all Selena," Serratos revealed. "I am lip syncing!"
Selena: The Series will tell the story of Tejano singer Selena, who achieved a rapid rise to fame before her infamous murder in 1995. The show will depict Selena's life with a high degree of realism and detail — her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, is among the executive producers on the show. It will be split into two "parts" or seasons, and the first part will consist of six episodes, airing on Dec. 4. In a statement to Deadline, Jaime Dávila, president and co-founder of Campanario Entertainment, noted that the production company has "always known it was crucial for this series to find actors with the right mix of talent, charisma, and passion to honor Selena's legacy and the story of her family."
"Our casting director Carla Hool and her team have found an amazing cast to depict the Quintanilla family, and we're sure fans everywhere will be captivated yet again by Selena's incredible life," he added. Viewers will be able to see what Serratos and the rest of the cast bring to the table when the first part of Selena: The Series premieres on Dec. 4.