EXCLUSIVE:Julio Macias On My Block, Jesse Posey First Love, Stitchers, Hunter Reese Peña Morning Ritual, and Carlos Alfredo, Jr. Mutt and Chopps are set as series regulars, and Juan Martinez Triple Frontier, Edge of the World, Daniela Estrada and Paul Rodriguez, Jr. The Curse of La Llorona will recur opposite Christian Serratos in Netflix's Selena: The Series, its upcoming scripted series about Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla.
L-R: Christian Serratos, Selena Quintanilla
Selena: The Series is a coming-of-age story following Selena 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.
Macias will play Pete Astudillo, a charming singer and member of a two-man band known as Los Bad Boys, who is discovered along with Joe Ojeda and ultimately helps write a few of Selena's most popular songs.
Posey will play Chris Perez, the eventual lead guitarist who develops a relationship with Selena but will have to learn that there's more to winning her heart and being accepted into the family.
Peña will portray Ricky Vela, a talented keyboard player who hesitates to join the band at first, becomes one of A.B.'s most important collaborators, earning his trust as they compose hits for Selena.
Alfredo, Jr. is Joe Ojeda, the second keyboard player who joins the band as Selena y Los Dinos begins to grow.
From left: Juan Martinez, Daniela Estrada, Paul Rodriguez Jr. Courtesy of Netflix
Martinez will portray Young A.B, he helps his father, Abraham, assemble the family’s first band and also discovers his own abilities as a musician.
Estrada is Young Suzette, a reluctant musician who accepts her role in her family’s band as their drummer.
Rodriguez, Jr. will play Roger Garcia, a shy guitarist for Los Dinos in their early years, who struggles to stay in the band as life on the road becomes more demanding.
In addition to Serratos, they join previously announced Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez, and Madison Taylor Baez.
Moisés Zamora is the writer/executive producer. Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla and Simran A. Singh executive produce; Campanario Entertainment is the production company. Hiromi Kamata directs part 1, which consists of six one-hour episodes.
Posey son and brother of actors John Posey and Tyler Posey had leading roles in First Love, a Blackpills original, and guest starred on Freeform’s Stitchers. He is repped by AKA Talent Agency and Billy Miller Management.
Macias is repped by Stewart Talent and Corner Booth Entertainment.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are among the few who haven’t actually watched Netflix’s Tiger King docuseries, this review contains a lot of details about what goes down in the sad big cat saga.
With Netflix poised in the coming days to cash in and crank the base up a notch with more Tiger King, it's time to come out and say it: I hate the Red State porn that is the crash and burn of Joe Exotic
The initial seven episodes of this septic and shallow patchwork of trademark infringement, sex, guns, labor exploitation, song, drugs, mullets, betrayal, animal activism, revenge, and a lot of big cats may be much binged over these weeks of coronavirus lockdown, but that doesn't mean it's actually worth watching.
Now, I get it, I sound like I'm just a dour critic who hates anything that isn't prestige premium cable or aspirational. C'mon man, you want to say, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is just so unbelievable, I can't look away.
I respectfully disagree, and in fact, propose Tiger King isn't just bad, but dangerous in a divided America persistently looking to reduce the other side to caricature.
In a presently ailing nation where TV is more voluminous and vital than ever, the truth is the March 20 launched Tiger King is a clawed white trash misery index. Gawking at some clearly fragile and damaged people like would-be reality TV star Exotic and their below the Mason-Dixon line antics, the series subsequently provides a cultural circus for those smug bicoastals under stay at home orders and screaming to rise up in moral superiority.
Essentially, the tale of big cat collector, self-styled Oklahoma zoo proprietor and 2016 Presidential candidate Exotic AKA Joseph Maldonado-Passage and his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to have rival Carole Baskin knocked off by a hitman hired for $3,000, Tiger King is in that context more a zero-sum game, literally and figuratively, than hitting the zeitgeist.
Obviously, Netflix are pretty damn good at gauging and dragging the public mood over the years, as the likes of the then phenomenon of 2015's Making A Murderer or 2018’s Wild Wild Country prove. Yet, for all the attention it has drawn, this unfocused murder for hire exploration of sorts emerges as a bastard child of Cops, a million Dateline segments from the 1990s and Fox’s short-lived Murder in Small Town X reality show from 2001.
Not exactly the prestige product that the home of Roma, The Irishman and American Factory likes to brag about at award shows. Then again, with the knowledge that the Romans sold out the Colosseum every night feeding Christians to the lions, the bottom line based House of Hastings surely loves the subscription sign up that the currently incarcerated Maldonado-Passage and the accompanying motley gaggle of...