The trailer opens up to the sounds of sirens and law enforcement arriving at a crime scene.
We already know the tragedy at hand.
It cuts to the voice of a news reporter confirming that Selena has been shot.
That is when we got the first glimpse of Sofía Lama, the actress playing María Celeste, who is a character in the series.
The journalist seemed to preempt further criticism of her project in the clip. Sofía says she has already heard the version of events from the accusers and it is her job as a journalist to hear Yolanda’s side of the story.
A presumably dead Selena is then shown being evaluated by a doctor.
This is so sad.
That is when we get our first glimpse of Selena talking, who is played by actress Maya Zapata.
She is speaking highly of Yolanda, sending love to her fans, and is shown performing in her iconic purple jumpsuit.
We then see her father Abraham Quintanilla delivering the tragic news of Selena’s death.
This will be a hard pill to swallow for hardcore fans.
We also see the camera crew filming a scene which might be even more difficult to watch.
A hopeful Selena and Yolanda are shown talking in a parking lot while wearing matching outfits and then hop in a car together.
The video ends with María Celeste pressuring Yolanda to stop holding back information.
What Yolanda ultimately reveals is what made El Secreto de Selena so controversial. Fans and Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, believe the book is based on lies Yolanda told María Celeste, which include the implication that Selena was having an affair. The journalist has denied those claims, saying that the book is based on the full investigation surrounding the entertainer’s death.
Although the mood of the trailer was very eerie, it feels a lot lighter in comparison to the original leak.
The graphic teaser, which showed a bloody Selena, sent angry fans over the edge. They attacked Maria Celeste and promised to boycott the show if it ever saw the light of day.
Despite their complaints, the show is clearly still happening. Hopefully the backlash showed producers that they need to handle this story with great care.
Watch the full trailer below.
“El Secreto de Selena” is coming soon to Telemundo.