Sofia Vergara is our new drug lord. Netflix has revealed the first look from Griselda, the upcoming limited series on the streaming platform. And the Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara, will play the role of Columbian drug lord, Griselda Blanco in the Netflix limited series. Along with the team of Narcos, Vergara also co-executive produces the series.
Griselda will explore Blanco’s career and her personal life. Her criminal records and downfall fascinated people’s imagination both in Colombia and around the world, all of which will come to life in this Netflix series. So, it is no wonder that fans are eager to know everything there is to know about the show, especially the titular character.
Who is Griselda Blanco?
Griselda Blanco, also known as The Godmother and has spent so many years building a cocaine business empire in the U.S. In the 1970s, Blanco and her second husband moved to one of the busiest cities in the world, New York, and started their cocaine business. But she and her husband had to flee to Columbia to avoid being arrested.
Later, she again moved back to Miami, where her business empire flourished. At one point in her business, more than 1500 dealers use to work under her and hundreds of kilos of drugs were distributed regularly in the USA. In the 1980s, she was arrested by DEA and imprisoned for over a decade. Once out, Griselda moved to Columbia, to avoid being arrested, where she was murdered on September 3rd, 2012.
Sofia Vergara as Griselda Blanco in the Netflix show
Griselda doesn’t have a release date yet. Netflix only shared the first look on Twitter. Sofia Vergara is almost unrecognizable in the photo as a drug boss. She looks confident with a cigarette in her hand with a full makeup face.
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
But, as fans of Vergara, we are pretty sure she will conquer the role of Blanco, like a queen.
The limited series will consist of six episodes with a duration of 50-minutes. The show will be tragic, violent, and messy from the looks of it. It will tell the story of a regular woman who became one of the world’s wealthiest drug lords through her merciless and violent ways of doing business.
We are quite sure Sofia Vergara will make a great Griselda Blanco.