Netflix has released the teaser trailer for “Griselda,” a limited series starring Sofia Vergara as the infamous Colombian drug trafficker Griselda Blanco, who was widely known as the “Godmother.”
From writer-producer Eric Newman and director Andrés Baiz, both “Narcos” alums, the series follows Blanco as she builds one of the most profitable drug cartels in history while simultaneously parenting her three sons. She ran a notoriously ruthless and violent cocaine trade in New York and Miami in the 1970s and ‘80s after immigrating from Colombia, before she was arrested in 1985. Blanco was the first-ever woman criminal to become a billionaire before being murdered in Colombia at the age of 69, in 2012.
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Blanco’s story has been told in a number of films and TV shows, including the 2018 Lifetime biopic “Cocaine Godmother,” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the 2006 documentary film “Cocaine Cowboys.”
In addition to Vergara, who also serves as an executive producer, the cast includes Alberto Guerra (“Narcos: Mexico”), Vanessa Ferlito (“NCIS: New Orleans”), Alberto Ammann (“Narcos”), Christian Tappan (“The Great Heist”), Diego Trujillo (“Metastasis”), Paulina Davila (“Luis Miguel”), Gabriel Sloyer (“Narcos”), Juliana Aidén Martinez (“The Blacklist”), Martin Rodriguez (“Detrás de la Verdad”) and José Zúñiga (“American Crime Story: Versace”).
“Griselda” is created by Eric Newman, Ingrid Escajeda, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, who serves as co-showrunner alongside Ingrid Escajeda.
Vergara and executive producer Luis Balaguer have been developing the project for eight years with Latin World Entertainment. Additional executive producers include Miro, Bernard and “Narcos” showrunners Newman and Baiz. Philipp A. Barnett, Alfredo Septién, Turi Meyer, Gina Lucita Monreal, Brenna Kouf and Cassie Pappa serve as co-executive producers.
The six-episode series premieres on Netflix on Jan. 25, 2024. Watch the teaser trailer below.
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