Netflix's 'Selena' Series Reflects American Dream Says Star Ricardo Chavira

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Ricardo Chavira portrays Selena Quintanilla's father Abraham in the new Netflix series based on the late Mexican regional singer's life and family. The actor says the series is a quintessential story of the American dream. Watch the interview below. 

"The Walking Dead" and "Twilight" actress Christian Serratos portrays the iconic singer who became a beloved figure for many Latinos in the United States as one of their own. Part one of the series premieres December 4 on Netflix. 

Her life's story is told in a new Netflix series that spans her childhood, her rise to stardom and her tragic end. However, Selena didn't do it alone but with her father guiding her career as a family venture. 

Chavira chatted with CineMovie about what this new Netflix series means for Mexican-Americans and why the show is grounded in a reality that many Americans face.

About "Selena: The Series"

Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. Selena: The Series explores her journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time — and the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together.

From executive producers Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh and Moises Zamora, SELENA: THE SERIES was created by Zamora, with Don Todd (“This is Us”) consulting, and stars Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, and Seidy López.

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