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Selena: The Series Part 2 - What We Know So Far

The short, yet incredible life of Tejano music sensation Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is once again getting the biopic treatment thanks to the Netflix original Selena: The Series. Part 1 of the planned two-part series was released on December 4 (via Deadline) and it gave viewers an in-depth look at the early life and career of the singer who went on to international stardom.

Now that Selena: The Series Part 1 has been released, the next logical question is: What's going on with Part 2? While Netflix hasn't officially provided too many details about the next installment of the series, there is quite a bit we can parse out thanks to information that's already out there. We're going to break down when we can expect to see the next batch of episodes, whether Christian Serratos will return and continue playing Selena, and what events are likely to be covered on the show's next season.

Here's everything we know so far about Selena: The Series Part 2.

When will the second part of Selena: The Series come out?

Netflix has yet to mark a date on its release calendar for Selena: The Series Part 2. However, we do have one big clue that can help us make an educated guess about when we should expect the new episodes.

According to a recent profile of series star Serratos in the Los Angeles Times, filming on the second season has already wrapped. This corroborates an article in Border Report, which indicated that 19 episodes of the series were filmed in the northern part of Baja California. Considering the first part of the series had nine episodes, it seems likely that we'll be getting a ten-episode second part sometime in the nearish future.

We'll have to wait for more information from Netflix to determine an exact premiere date, but if the episodes for Part 2 have already finished filming, we'll probably be seeing them sometime in 2021. Netflix could wait until later in the year, like they did with Part 1, or release the second installment earlier. Only time will tell.

Expect to see familiar faces in the cast of Selena: The Series Part 2

Selena: The Series Part 1 follows the life of the star from her early childhood when she became the lead singer of her family's band, to the fame that began to follow her in her teenage years. Due to the large amount of time that was covered in Part 1, the cast saw a shakeup partway through the season. Madison Taylor Baez, who plays and provides vocals for young Selena, gave way to Serratos, who plays older Selena, and so on.

However, because the first part of the series ends just a few years before Selena's tragic murder, it seems unlikely that there will be any other major The Crown-style changeups to the main cast members for the second. There is one cast member from the first installment that we can expect to see a lot more of in Part 2, though. Natasha Perez was briefly introduced in Part 1 as Yolanda Saldívar. Yolanda didn't play a huge role in the first half of the series, but those who are familiar with Selena's tragic story know that she will likely play a very large role in Part 2.

Speaking of Selena's biography, although Part 2 of the series looks like it will cover a lot less time than the first, it is still chock full of important moments in the lives of Selena and her family.

Selena: The Series Part 2 is set to cover the final years of the beloved singer's life

Things came to a dramatic conclusion on Selena: The Series Part 1. During her Ven Conmigo tour, Selena's relationship with her bandmate Chris Pérez (Jesse Posey) came to light, which resulted in an intensely negative reaction from her father, Abraham (Ricardo Chavira), who kicked the young man out of the band.

That cutoff point left the season sitting on the precipice of several important moments in Selena's life. Her career would go on to reach new heights with the release of her albums Entre a Mi Mundo, Amor Prohibito, and Selena Live!, which won the Grammy Award for Best Mexican/American Album in 1994. Her personal life also shifted into high gear when she ignored the warnings of her father and eloped with Chris Pérez. Dark clouds were brewing in her business dealings with Yolanda Saldívar at this time, and on March 31, 1995, Selena's former business partner shot and killed her in a hotel room in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Exactly how these events will be portrayed by the series remains to be seen, but based on what Selena: The Series Part 2 has left to cover, it should make for educational and somber viewing for fans of the late superstar.