Sources confirmed that she had been cast for the role.
Sources confirmed to Vulture that the actress was cast for the role and is in negotiations to be the star of the upcoming Netflix show. The streaming service declined to comment on its casting choice. Apparently there have been some scheduling and production conflicts due to Christian's role as Rosita in AMC's hit show The Walking Dead, which films in Atlanta. The Netflix show's production is set to take place in Mexico starting next month and will run for two seasons. Since The Walking Dead will still be filming, the actress might have to abandon her work in the long-running series.
Christian has some big shoes to fill.
Moisés Zamora will be executive producing this show, and now that he reportedly has a star, it's time to make sure that millions of Selena's fans are satisfied with the results. Not only was Selena adored by many around the world, but her 1997 biopic starring Jennifer Lopez also was well-received by her adoring fans. Selena left a huge legacy, and any actress who steps into the role has a lot to live up to.
Like Selena, Christian is also Mexican American.
She shares some similarities with Selena. The singer grew up in Texas and was raised by parents of Mexican descent. Christian was born in Pasadena, California, and was raised in Burbank. Her mother is of Mexican descent, and her father is of Italian descent.
Netflix announced that it was creating 'Selena: The Series' last year.
Netflix announced in December 2018 that it had ordered a scripted series based on the Queen of Tejano's life that will run for two seasons. According to Netflix’s press release at the time, the show is set to be "a coming of age story following Selena 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."
The project received the blessing of Selena's family.
Other project ideas based on her life have been met with opposition, but this project was well-received by Selena's fans because her family is directly involved. Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, and her father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., will serve as executive producers.