‘Griselda’ First Look: Sofia Vergara Becomes Cocaine Queen in Netflix Series

Colombian cocaine queenpin Griselda Blanco is getting the Netflix treatment, courtesy of Sofia Vergara.

The “Modern Family” alum stars in and executive produces the limited series “Griselda,” helmed by “Narcos” showrunner Eric Newman under his overall deal with the streaming platform.

Per the official series description, “Griselda” is “inspired by the 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 unsuspected savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the ‘Godmother.'”

Starring Vergara as the titular Griselda, the project has been in development for eight years at Latin World Entertainment.

Fellow Colombian native Andrés Baiz is set to direct all six episodes of the limited drama.‘Griselda’ First Look: Sofia Vergara Becomes Cocaine Queen in Netflix Series

The “Black Widow” Blanco was also the subject of Lifetime’s 2018 “Cocaine Godmother” biopic, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and written by David McKenna. 

Jennifer Lopez was slated to make her directorial debut with true crime drama “The Godmother” in 2020.

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