Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by SPN Editor
Netflix has us all on the edge of our seats with an upcoming limited series Griselda Blanco, that promises to be a game-changer. Recently, the first trailer for this gritty crime series dropped, giving us a tantalizing glimpse of Sofia Vergara, best recognized for her role in Modern Family, in a role that is as thrilling as it is transformative.
Produced and directed by the talented duo of Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz, known for their phenomenal work on the Netflix crime sensation Narcos, this new series draws inspiration from the extraordinary journey of Griselda Blanco, the iconic Colombian businesswoman who transformed into a notorious drug lord, orchestrating one of the most profitable cartels in history.
Netflix tantalizingly reveals that the series delves into the life of a fiercely devoted mother who possesses an intriguing blend of ruthless determination and magnetic charm. These qualities catapulted her into the echelons of history as the mastermind behind one of the most successful cartels ever known.
As the trailer unfolds, we find ourselves transported to the exotic backdrop of 1970s Miami, Florida, with cars elegantly rolling into a picturesque driveway. Inside, a group of men, adorned in colorful Columbian attire, congregates around a woman whose unwavering confidence pierces through as she declares, “You’ve thought about me a lot, haven’t you? I hear that you like my product. We can make a lot of money together.”
A man, his cigarette punctuating the air with an air of insolence, brazenly inquires, “Who is the one in charge?” It is at this pivotal moment that Sofía Vergara takes center stage, virtually unrecognizable, her voice taking on a deeper timbre, her appearance cleverly altered with prosthetics to embody the infamous drug lord.
Griselda Blanco Restrepo, renowned as the Black Widow or The Godmother, etched her indelible mark in history as a formidable Colombian drug lord who reigned over the clandestine drug trade of 1970s Miami, Florida.
Her narcotics empire remained unchallenged well into the early 2000s, a journey that crowned her as the first-ever female criminal to ascend to billionaire status. Tragically, Blanco met her end in 2012 in Colombia, leaving an enduring legacy of intrigue and infamy.
While Griselda Blanco’s captivating story has previously been depicted on screen, with notable portrayals such as Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 2018 Lifetime biopic Cocaine Godmother, this upcoming Netflix series promises to unravel the narrative with fresh insight and fervor.
The cast of Griselda Blanco is led by the charismatic Sofia Vergara, who also serves as co-producer, bringing her immense talent and star power to this transformative role.
She is joined by an ensemble of talented actors, including Alberto Guerra from Narcos Mexico, Vanessa Ferlito of NCIS: New Orleans fame, Alberto Ammann and Gabriel Sloyer from Narcos, Christian Tappan, known for The Great Heist, and many more.
Mark your calendars, as Netflix’s Griselda, comprising six gripping hour-long episodes, is set to make its debut on January 25, 2024.