Jennifer Lopez is passing the baton to Christian Serratos, who'll portray the queen of Tejano music in a new Netflix series.
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Jennifer Lopez is looking back on her time playing Selena Quintanilla Perez in 1997's Selena as a new series based on the Mexican-American singer's life sets to debut on Dec. 4.

A special message was shared via Instagram of Lopez passing the baton to an all new cast who will expand on parts of Selena's life that have never been shared before. The Walking Dead star Christian Serratos will portray the queen of Tejano music for nine episodes in part one of Selena: The Series.

"Guys, I don't know if you've heard about this new Selena series on Netflix," Lopez said. "Playing Selena was kind of a landmark moment in my career. And I was so excited when I saw the trailer and heard about it. It's a great way for this generation to get to know Selena. I love Selena, she was such a big part of my life and my career. And I can't wait to see it!"

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Quintanilla Perez was a top-selling Mexican-American singer who was murdered by fan club president Yolanda Saldivar in 1995, just shy of her 24th birthday. During her lifetime, she broke many barriers in the male-dominated Tejano genre, like earning a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Mexican-American album, marking the first time a female artist won in that category.

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