The Colombian actress Sofia Vergara will give life to Griselda Blanco in the new Netflix show which is expected to air on Thursday, January 25th. Sofia has demonstrated her talent in the acting industry, she has been part of different movies and shows. She is mostly known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC sitcom Modern Family, for which she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.
This year, Sofia is bringing us a show about the known Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, also known as Black Widow. According to Britannica, she was born on February 15th, 1943 in Santa Marta, Colombia. She died on September 3rd, 2012 in Medellín, Colombia. “Colombian cocaine trafficker who amassed a vast empire and was a central figure in the violent drug wars in Miami in the 1970s and ’80s.” Griselda was known as the “Black Widow” as a teenager she got married to her first husband, her second husband was Alberto Bravo who familiarized her with the cocaine trade. She split with her last husband in 1983. She was given this nickname because she reportedly killed or ordered the death of each of her husbands. (Britannica)
Her story has impacted the world and until this day, she has been featured in various documentaries. Some of them were: Cocaine Cowboys (2006) and served as the central figure in Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ with the Godmother (2008).
According to Netflix, this drama TV show was “Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatization shows Griselda Blanco’s journey from Medellín to becoming “the Godmother” of Miami’s drug empire.”
Watch the trailer here:
Karol G will be giving life to Carla. From the trailer, we can see Carla being one of the women that worked for Griselda. Other cast members include Cuban actor Alberto Guerra and Mexican-Colombian actor Christian Tappan.