Life was way too short for the legendary singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez! The late Grammy-winning artist died at the young age of 23 after being shot in the back by the president of her first fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. Since her tragic and untimely death immense companies are coming forward with heartfelt condolences and a bunch load of tributes. One such tribute was designed by Netflix which release a biopic of the artist named ‘Selena: The Series’. However the novel venture had its ups and downs.
Soon after the Selena Netflix trailer was first released, excited fans have eagerly counted down to the show’s debut. The first nine episodes of the series are now available to stream on Netflix though fans of the iconic film may be surprised that the show takes a very different approach to depict the singer’s life. In an effort to provide a more intimate look inside Quintanilla’s life as opposed to the subsequent flashy stardom, the show follows the day-to-day life of the singer and her family.
‘Selena: The Series’: Here’s what her husband has to say
However, the majority who viewed the show claimed that it failed to capture the voice of Selena in its originality. Even towards its conclusion it winds up by offering the band an upperhand and not the woman at the center of it. The series works more for people who want a different perspective on the other characters not touched on heavily in the 1997 feature and to see more of Selena’s iconic costumes and performances — which Serratos does admirably. There’s a family story in there, but it’s hard not to see it as the story of an ambitious father and the children who created success in spite of his dominance.
She is left muted and this has even made her husband Chris Pérez, the 51-year-old guitarist to step up with his reaction. Recently he took to his Instagram and shared a few memories while weighing in on ‘Selena: The Series’.
“Alright so, here is my take on this,” he wrote on Instagram Thursday, Dec. 3. “I loved her music even before I joined the band. I was intrigued by the fact that her brother [A.B. Quintanilla] had his name on everything as producer. Keyboard player Ricky Vela was my hero as far as musicianship goes. Her dad [Abraham Quintanilla Jr.] ran some amazing sound when I went to see them at an event in San Antonio.”
Chris also remembered learning “so much” by taking on the parts of guitar player Roger Garcia, one of the early members of Selena y Los Dinos, and doing his best to “stretch it even further.”
Chris had previously attempted to produce his own television series about his relationship with Selena. But in 2016, her father filed a lawsuit claiming he didn’t have the rights to do so based on a legal agreement regarding her estate. It was dismissed in 2019.