Sofia Vergara has snagged up the role of Black Widow in a new limited series by Netflix.
The actress who just wrapped up with the long running ‘Mdern Family’ will star in ‘Griselda’ a six-episode series from ‘Narcos’ Te.
Vergara, who will also executive produce, will step into the role of the Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco known as the “Black Widow. She will also executive produce.
Griselda is the latest series from writer and executive producer, Eric Newman under his overall deal at the streaming giant. Newman, who served as showrunner for five seasons of
Narcos: Mexico will continue to work with Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz and Carlo Bernard, who are all part of the Narcos creative team and will executive produce alongside Luis Balaguer. Baiz, a Colombia native, will direct all six episodes.
Spfia Vergara and Balaguer had been developing the project for eight years at their Latin World Entertainment banner before bringing it to Netflix.
“Griselda Blanco was a larger-than-life character whose ruthless but ingenious tactics allowed her to rule a billion-dollar empire years before many of the most notorious male kingpins we know so much about,” says Vergara. “We are thrilled to have found the perfect partners in Eric, Andrés and Netflix to help us bring this story of her life to the screen.”
Newman adds, “Griselda Blanco has long been a passion project for Sofia, and we are grateful that she and her partners at LatinWe have chosen us to help her tell that story. Sofia is a brilliant talent and her passion combined with a fantastic story from Doug and Ingrid, and the amazing Andrés Baiz at the directing helm, means we have a very exciting series to share with audiences.”
The logline from Netflix reads: “Griselda” chronicles the real-life of savvy and ambitious Colombian businesswoman 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.”
Vergara, who recently ended her run on the five-time Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy, ‘Modern Family’, also recently wrapped her second season as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.