Sofia Vergara as drug queen Griselda Blanco in the Netflix TV series

Sofia Vergara will star and executive produce Griselda, a series about the female head of a Colombian drug cartel, for Netflix.

Sofia Vergara will lead Griselda, a new Netflix series about the female boss of a major Colombian drug cartel. Vergara is one of the most successful actresses working in Hollywood, best known for starring in the popular ABC comedy Modern family like Gloria Delgado-Pritchett during the 11 seasons of the series. He has starred in action and animated films, including New Year’s Eve, The Smurfs, And The Emoji Movie, and currently holds the role of judge in America’s Got talent.

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Variety reports that his next project will be a Netflix series about businesswoman Griselda Blanco of which Vergara will star and executive produce. Vergara will play Blanco, a Colombian drug trafficker who played an important role in establishing Miami’s cocaine trade from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Vergara developed the series for eight years with Luis Balaguer through their Latin production company. World Entertainment. Here is Vergara’s statement on the project:

Griselda Blanco was an extraordinary character whose ruthless yet ingenious tactics allowed her to rule a billion dollar empire years earlier than many of the most famous male bosses we know so much about. We are thrilled to have found the perfect partners in Eric [Newman], Andrés [Baiz] and Netflix to help bring this story of his life to the screen.

Ingrid Escajeda was chosen as showrunner, screenwriter and executive producer. Baiz will direct each episode. Despite rumors speculating a potential series connection with Narcos, another show about the drug cartels, the story is unrelated. Baiz, Newman, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, who all worked Narcos, will also be executive producer Griselda together with Vergara and Balaguer.

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Source: Variety

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