Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Netflix Picks Up Limited Series 'Griselda' Starring Sofia Vergara

Netflix has today given a series order to the original limited series Griselda starring Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, America's Got Talent). The series will produce 6 episodes.

The series chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian businesswoman, Griselda Blanco (Vergara), who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. A devoted mother, Blanco's lethal blend of charm and unsuspecting savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the "Black Widow."

Ingrid Escajeda serves as showrunner, with Andrés Baiz set to direct all six episodes. They will executive produce with Vergara, Luis Balaguer, Eric Newman, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard. Latin World Entertainment will produce.

"Griselda Blanco was a larger-than-life character whose ruthless but ingenious tactics allowed her to rule a billion dollar empire years before many of the most notorious male kingpins we know so much about," said Vergara. "We are thrilled to have found the perfect partners in Eric, Andrés and Netflix to help us bring this story of her life to the screen."