Griselda is an upcoming Netflix miniseries that tells the story of Griselda Blanco, one of the most powerful and feared drug lords of the 1980s. The series stars Sofia Vergara as Blanco, who was known as “La Madrina” (The Godmother) for her ruthless business practices.
Blanco was born in Colombia in 1943 and moved to Miami in the 1970s. She quickly established herself as a major player in the cocaine trade, and she is believed to have been responsible for over 200 murders.
Despite her violent reputation, Blanco was also a very successful businesswoman. She built a multi-million dollar empire, and she was known for her lavish lifestyle.
The Griselda miniseries will chronicle Blanco’s rise to power and her eventual downfall. The series will also explore the social and political climate of Miami in the 1970s and 1980s.
Vergara on playing Griselda Blanco
In an interview with Variety, Vergara said that she was drawn to the role of Griselda Blanco because she is “a complex and fascinating character.”
“She was a very powerful woman, and she was not afraid to use her power,” Vergara said. “She was also a very ruthless woman, and she was not afraid to get her hands dirty.”
Vergara has undergone a dramatic physical transformation for the role of Griselda Blanco. She has gained weight and has had her hair and makeup done to make her look older.
“I wanted to make sure that I looked as much like Griselda Blanco as possible,” Vergara said. “I wanted people to forget that they were watching Sofia Vergara, and I wanted them to see Griselda Blanco.”
The Griselda miniseries is set to premiere on Netflix in January 2024
Here is the trailer for the Griselda miniseries:
In addition to Vergara, the Griselda miniseries also stars:
- Alberto Guerraas Alberto Blanco, Griselda’s first husband
- Vanessa Ferlitoas Erica Rossi, Griselda’s partner in crime
- Alberto Ammannas Alberto Bravo, Griselda’s business associate
- Christian Tappanas Dario Sepulveda, a rival drug lord
- Diego Trujilloas Arturo Duque, a Colombian drug lord
- Paulina Davilaas Diana Blanco, Griselda’s daughter
- Gabriel Sloyeras Robert Mackler, a DEA agent
- Juliana Aidén Martinezas Young Griselda
- Martin Rodriguezas Orlando Blanco, Griselda’s son
- José Zúñigaas Jorge Ayala, a Colombian drug lord
The Griselda miniseries is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and true crime stories.