Netflix has announced the new limited drama series, Griselda, executive produced by and starring Sofia Vergara. The project is the latest from writer/executive producer Eric Newman under his overall deal with Netflix.
Griselda chronicles the real-life of savvy and ambitious Colombian businesswoman, Griselda Blanco, 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.”
Vergara shares, “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. 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.”
“Griselda Blanco has long been a passion project for Sofia and we are grateful that she and her partners at LatinWe have chosen us to help her tell that story. Sofia is a brilliant talent and her passion combined with a fantastic story from Doug and Ingrid, and the amazing Andrés Baiz at the directing helm, means we have a very exciting series to share with audiences,” adds Newman.
Peter Friedlander, Vice President, UCAN Scripted Series, Netflix says, “Eric Newman has deftly brought to life among the most dynamic characters and stories on screen today. We’re excited to continue on this creative path with him and for this collaboration with Sofia Vergara — a force in entertainment and a world-beloved talent. With an incredible team at the helm — we can’t wait for the world to see how Ingrid Escajeda, Doug Miro, and Andrés Baiz take on the twists and turns of Griselda Blanco’s epic story.”
Vergara and Executive Producer, Luis Balaguer, had been developing the project for eight years at Latin World Entertainment before bringing it to Netflix.
Andrés Baiz will direct all episodes of the limited drama and also serves as Executive Producer. Ingrid Escajeda (Justified, Empire) who co-wrote the first episode with Doug Miro will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Luis Balaguer with Latin World Entertainment, and Eric Newman, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz, and Carlo Bernard – the creative team behind Narcos, will executive produce.
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