Netflix has launched a new featurette for GRISELDA.
The series launches globally on Netflix January 25.
GRISELDA is co-created by NARCOS and NARCOS: MEXICO showrunner Eric Newman, and Directed by Andrés Baiz (NARCOS), who directs all six episodes.
“I had an incredible hair and makeup design team that did an amazing job creating this character who was in the world of Miami in the ’70s and ’80s. Getting the look correct was very important to me because I needed to disappear. I wanted no one to think of me or my last role as Gloria Pritchett. I wanted to get inside Griselda’s head and really understand her mentality, where she was coming from,” said Executive Producer and Star, Sofía Vergara.
Vergara stars as the title character. In this telling, Griselda Blanco (Vergara) spent ten years as the brains behind her husband Alberto’s drug trafficking operation in Medellín and New York. When she escapes to Florida with her three sons, she uses that know-how to build a new life for her family with a ferocity that doesn’t always serve her well.
GRISELDA is a fictionalized dramatization inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most powerful cartels in history. Set in 1970s-80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helps her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as “the Godmother.”