The actress undertakes a potentially significant role in Netflix’s melancholic limited series, set to premiere on January 25th.
Sofía Vergara is undertaking a potentially very dramatic role in her career.
The actress, aged 51, assumes the role of Griselda Blanco, the head of a Colombian drug gang, in the next limited series titled Griselda, which will premiere on Netflix on January 25th.
The six-episode series is derived from the creative minds of Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz, the creators of the popular television shows Narcos and Narcos: Mexico. It draws inspiration from the life of Griselda Blanco, a significant figure known for establishing one of the most lucrative drug gangs in recorded history.
Midway through the 1970s, the group in question was involved in the transportation of about 300 kilograms of cocaine each month, with a market value of over $80 million. Moreover, it is believed that the individual in question was directly or indirectly involved in the murders of several individuals, maybe exceeding dozens. The moniker “Cocaine Godmother” was bestowed upon her due to a combination of her captivating allure and ruthless nature.
The first teaser for the Netflix series consists of a concise 36-second clip, whereby a vehicle moves at a leisurely pace before transitioning to a gathering of individuals who are seated, engrossed in quiet contemplation while attentively perceiving auditory stimuli.
“You’ve thought a lot about me, haven’t you?” Griselda’s statement is made off-screen. “I’ve heard that you liked my product. We can make a lot of money together.”
Her remarks are peppered with small anecdotes about the transportation of narcotics, a guy using cocaine, and suitcases full of cash.
“Who is the one in charge?” asks one man.
Ultimately, the character of Griselda is unveiled, emanating an intense gaze, as the teaser concludes with the display of the show’s title and the intensification of the foreboding background music.
Cast members for Griselda include Christian Tappan as Arturo Mesa, Martin Rodrguez as Rivi Ayala, Juliana Aidén Martinez as June Hawkins, and Vanessa Ferlito as Carmen Gutiérrez. Alberto Guerra plays the role of Dario Sepulveda.
The cast of guest appearances includes Carolina Giraldo, also known as Karol G, in the role of Carla, Fredy Yate portraying Chucho Castro, José Zúñiga as Amilcar, Paulina Dávila as Isabel, and Camilo Jiménez Varón as Rafa Salazar.
Furthermore, Vergara assumes the dual roles of both lead actress and executive producer in the series.
Vergara’s involvement in the Netflix limited series is her first venture into written live-action projects subsequent to her public announcement of divorce from Joe Manganiello in July 2023. During the subsequent months, the actress has been actively engaged in the role of a judge for the eighteenth season of America’s Got Talent, collaborating with her fellow judges, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell.