Sofia Vergara stars in Netflix's 'Griselda'
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara the character of Griselda Blanco to life in the upcoming Netflix series.
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Sofia Vergara is known for her roles in comedy series and movies, but this time the Colombian actress surprises all by playing Griselda Blanco, a drug trafficker known as the 'Black Widow,' a leader of a cartel based in Colombia.
The Emmy-winning Colombian star of the sitcom Modern Family will play real-life drug queen Griselda Blanco in the upcoming Netflix series Griselda. The series directed by Andres Baiz, has six 50-minute episodes and chronicles the life of the Colombian cartel leader.
The streaming giant released a short teaser on Wednesday, Jan. 19, with some images of the actress impersonating Griselda, once described as the "female Tony Montana."
Sofia Vergara stars as Griselda Blanco in a new limited series inspired by the Colombian businesswoman who created one of the most profitable cartels in history, which led to her being known as the “Godmother” — FIRST LOOK: pic.twitter.com/43ftcEZN57— Netflix (@netflix) January 19, 2022
Griselda is currently in production, and although it does not yet have a scheduled release date, it has already generated a lot of expectations on social media. According to some reports, Vergara has been developing the character of Griselda for the past eight years.
"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 more notorious male kingpins we know so much about," the actress said in a statement when the project was launched last Fall.
Vergara is also a producer on Griselda along with the creative team behind Narcos, another Netflix series.