Netflix has greenlit six 50-minute episodes of a drama called “Griselda” with Sofia Vergara in the titular role. From writer/executive producer Eric Newman, “Griselda” follows the life of the larger-than-life Griselda Blanco whose ruthless but ingenious tactics allowed her to rule a billion dollar empire. The logline: Griselda chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian business woman, Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. A devoted mother, Blanco’s lethal blend of charm and unsuspecting savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the “Black Widow”.
Ingrid Escajeda is showrunner, writer and executive producer of “Griselda.” Luis Balaguer, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz, Carlo Bernard will also executive produce. Vergara and Balaguer had been developing the project for eight years at Latin World Entertainment before bringing it to Netflix. The series is a standalone limited drama, it is not a spinoff and has no association or crossover to the “Narcos” franchise.