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Ricardo Chavira, Gabriel Chavarria To Star In Netflix's 'Selena'

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria are heading to Netflix for the streamer's 'Selena: The Series'.

Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria are heading to Netflix for the streamer's 'Selena: The Series'.

The project dubbed as "the official story of Tejano music legend, Selena Quintanilla", is a coming-of-age story following Selena (Christian Serratos) as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music.

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Sources close to Deadline said Chavira of "Desperate Housewives" fame will play Abraham, Selena's father, a businessman driven to achieve the American dream. 

'The Purge' actor Chavarria is cast as AB Quintanilla, Selena's brother aka the mastermind behind the music; playing bass guitar, producing and writing songs for the late singer.

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Netflix did not comment on the castings, including Serratos'. A 1997 biopic on Selena explored the life story of the singer, which starred Jennifer Lopez in the title role. One of the most celebrated Mexican-American performers in the late 20th century, Selena earned the title of Queen of Tejano music.

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She died at the age of 23 when she was shot to death by Yolanda Saldivar, her friend and former manager of her Selena Etc boutiques on March 31, 1995. 

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