First look images: Griselda

Sofia Vergara to make her dramatic debut as a Colombian businesswoman & mother who created one of the most profitable cartels in history.

Netflix has released  first look images of Sofia Vergara in her dramatic debut playing the role of Griselda Blanco in the 6-episode limited series, Griselda.

Griselda is inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Colombian businesswoman Griselda Blanco, a devoted mother who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helped her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as “The Godmother.”

The cast also includes Alberto Guerra (Dario Sepúlveda), Christian Tappan (Arturo Mesa), Martín Rodríguez (Rivi Ayala), Juliana Aidén Martinez (June Hawkins), Vanessa Ferlito (Carmen Gutiérrez).

Guest Stars Include: Carolina Giraldo (a.k.a Karol G) (Carla), Fredy Yate (Chucho Castro), Paulina Dávila (Isabel), José Zúñiga (Amilcar), Camilo Jiménez Varón (Rafa Salazar), Julieth Restrepo (Marta Ochoa), Gabriel Sloyer (Raul Diaz), Diego Trujillo (German Panesso), Alberto Amann (Alberto Bravo).

“As a Colombian immigrant and single mother who came to America and built an empire, Sofía shares that personal aspect of this character and her passion for telling her story was undeniably the driving force behind this project. What will really surprise viewers is how she encompasses this complete darkness in her performance— a far cry from the beloved comedic star she’s known as. Finding her way to that place was her great challenge on this show, and seeing the successful transformation was a privilege.” — Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Eric Newman

“When we meet Griselda, she is a woman overrun by the male-dominated world around her. We also see her evolution as she makes use of her oppression as a means of terror — these images provide just a peek into the duality. The duplicity is what I find so fascinating about Griselda, and Sofía Vergara captures her essence fiercely.” — Director and Executive Producer, Andrés Baiz

It screens in January.

Executive Producer and Star: Sofía Vergara
Created by: Eric Newman, Doug Miro, Ingrid Escajeda, Carlo Bernard
Executive Producers: Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner and directing team Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz. As well as Doug Miro, Ingrid Escajeda, Carlo Bernard along with Sofía Vergara and Luis Balaguer with Latin World Entertainment.
Director: Andrés Baiz (all episodes)
Co-Showrunners: Ingrid Escajeda & Doug Miro

Co-Executive Producers: Philipp A. Barnett, Alfredo Septién, Turi Meyer, Gina Lucita Monreal, Brenna Kouf, Cassie Pappas
Writers: Ingrid Escajeda, Doug Miro, Eric Newman, Brenna Kouf, Cassie Pappas, Turi Meyer, Alfredo Septién, Gina Lucita Monreal, Giovanna Sarquis, Carlo Bernard

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  1. There have been at least two other Netflix drug cartel series with a female lead character such as Telemundo’s La Reina Del Sur, and of course the American spin-off titled Queen of the South which lasted for 62 episodes. I will watch an episode or two of Griselda just to see what its like but once you’ve seen one drug cartel show you have seen them all, whether there’s a ‘Godmother’ in charge or not.

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