Griselda official trailer: Sofia Vergara is nearly UNRECOGNIZABLE as Colombian drug cartel leader Griselda Blanco in Netflix limited series
Sofia Vergara was nearly unrecognizable in the first official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming limited series, Griselda.
The actress stars as Colombian drug cartel leader Griselda Blanco in the six part series which debuts January 25.
While portraying the notorious drug lord, known as the Cocaine Godmother, the 51-year-old actress was completely transformed into Colombian businesswoman.
The series is from the makers of the smash hit series Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and in the new clip, one of the characters from those series is seen: Colombian drug lord Hélmer Herrera, played by Alberto Ammann.
In the trailer, the Modern Family alum can be seen flexing her drug lord muscles as law enforcement talk about how her ‘deadly’ business is ‘incredibly successful.’
Sofia Vergara was nearly unrecognizable in the official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming limited series, Griselda, in which she stars as Colombian drug cartel leader Griselda Blanco
Blanco is considered one of the most profitable cartels in history
Sofia’s Blanca is seen entering the US drug market, which does not go down well with the male drug dealers already in place.
One man is seen trying to kill her, but he fails.
According to Netflix, the bilingual crime series is inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious of Blanco, who they describe as a ‘devoted mother’ that ‘created one of the most profitable cartels in history.’
The synopsis also noted ‘Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helped her expertly navigate between business and family.’
The rest of the star-studded cast includes Alberto Guerra as Dario, Vanessa Ferlito as Isabel, and Christian Tappan as Arturo.
This marks Vergara’s first scripted live-action project since announcing her divorce from Joe Manganiello, in July 2023, after seven years of marriage.
In 2022, the mother-of-one revealed it took two hours in the makeup chair to transform into her character.
In 2022, Vergara revealed it took two hours in the makeup chair to transform into her character
Griselda, which will hit Netflix in January 2024, comes from the creators and executive producers of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico
This is how Sofia normally looks as she takes a selfie in her closet
Blanco is considered one of the most profitable cartels in history.
The career criminal, who was only five feet tall, was involved with pickpocketing and prostitution from a young age – but it didn’t take long before her crimes began to escalate.
Having been plunged into the cocaine industry by her second husband, who she later killed, Griselda built a thriving drugs empire that saw her earning more than $80 million every month.
She embraced her criminal persona – her nicknames were The Black Widow, The Godmother of Cocaine and The Boss – and was not afraid to flaunt her ill-gotten gains.
Chilling: In the 36-second first teaser, the Modern Family alum can be seen pulling up in a car as a group of men silently stare and wait for her arrival
‘You’ve thought a lot about me, haven’t you?’ Vergara begins. ‘I’ve heard that you liked my product. We can make a lot of money together’
She is also seen beating a man with a baseball bat near parked cars
Vergara’s Blanca makes it known she is in charge and won’t be bullied by the old male guard
There is also romance as Griselda is seen kissing a man in a black shirt
When other women see her, they notice she is not like a ‘girlfriend’ but rather a ‘boss’
The drug lord is in the power position in Miami as men flock around her
But things began to unravel after she was incarcerated as authorities sought to press charges against the devoted mother for more than 200 murders.
Griselda went on to serve 10 years behind bars before being deported back to Colombia where she was shot and killed aged 69 as she stepped out of a butcher’s shop.
She still ranks among the most notorious drug lords in history and has been a central figure in documentaries such Cocaine Cowboys (2006) and Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ with the Godmother (2008) – as well as film The Cocaine Godmother (2017) starring Catherine Zeta Jones.
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