Sofia Vergara to star in Netflix’s Griselda
Sofia Vergara will star in Griselda, a new drama from Netflix.
The six-part series chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian business woman, 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”.
The project is the latest from writer/EP Eric Newman under his overall deal with Netflix. Ingrid Escajeda will serve as showrunner, writer and EP on the series, with Luis Balaguer, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard also executive-producing, alongside Vergara. Vergara and Balaguer had been developing the project for eight years at Latin World Entertainment before bringing it to Netflix. Vergara is joined by fellow Colombian native Andrés Baiz who will direct all episodes of the limited drama and also serves as EP.
Vergara says: “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.”
Newman adds: “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.”