Sofia Vergara, widely known for her role in “Modern Family,” is showcasing a radically different side in the upcoming Netflix series “Griselda.” She takes on the role of Griselda Blanco, a notorious figure in the Miami drug world. This six-episode drama, inspired by true events, delves into the life and times of Blanco, famously dubbed “the Godmother.”
Vergara’s transformation for the role is striking. She abandons her usual glamorous persona to embody Griselda Blanco’s ruthless nature. The recently released trailer highlights this change, presenting Vergara in a raw, unfiltered portrayal of the drug queenpin.
The series is the brainchild of Eric Newman, the showrunner behind “Narcos” and “Narcos: Mexico,” and is directed by Andrés Baiz. Vergara not only stars in the leading role but also contributes as an executive producer. She’s joined by a talented cast, including Carolina Giraldo, better known as Karol G, who plays Carla, one of Griselda’s closest confidants.
The trailer starts with a courtroom scene, immediately setting the tone for the series. It showcases Griselda’s dominance in Miami’s cocaine trade. Viewers get glimpses of her life, filled with power struggles, strategic moves, and the harsh realities of the drug trade. The trailer is a mix of tension, action, and drama, promising a series that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Filming for the miniseries started in Los Angeles in January 2022. Since Netflix’s initial announcement of the project in 2021, anticipation has been growing. The first look at Vergara as Griselda Blanco, released by Netflix, added to the excitement, revealing a cast that includes names like Vanessa Ferlito and Juliana Aidén Martinez, along with other notable actors.
“Griselda” is set to premiere on January 25, 2024, on Netflix. As the release date approaches, the trailer offers a sneak peek into what seems to be an intriguing portrayal of Griselda Blanco’s life.
The series is not just a crime drama; it’s a deep dive into the life of one of the most infamous figures in the drug trade. With its intense storyline and Vergara’s powerful performance, “Griselda” is gearing up to be a memorable addition to Netflix’s roster of shows.
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