Unveiling "Griselda": Netflix's New Series Starring Sofia Vergara
1. Netflix, the leading entertainment platform, has revealed the first image from its upcoming series "Griselda". The show stars Sofia Vergara in the role of Griselda Blanco, with Vergara also contributing to the executive production and writing alongside Eric Newman (Narcos) and director Andreas Piaz.
2. "Griselda" is a six-episode series set to premiere on Netflix in January 2024.
3. In a press statement, Eric Newman, co-writer and executive producer of the series, expressed how Sofia Vergara's personal qualities align with the character she portrays. He noted that Vergara, being Colombian and a single mother who achieved success in building her own empire, was deeply passionate about bringing Griselda's story to life. Newman believes that the audience will be amazed by Vergara's ability to showcase the dark side of Griselda's character, a departure from her comedic roles for which she is known. This challenging role allowed Vergara to shine in a different light.
4. Director and executive producer Andreas Piaz described Griselda as a woman initially working in a male-dominated field but gradually transforming into a figure of oppression and terror. The duality of her character becomes clear as the story progresses. Sofia Vergara skillfully portrays this complexity, showcasing Griselda's duplicity with great skill.
5. "Griselda" revolves around the life of the ambitious and intelligent Colombian businesswoman, Griselda Blanco, who established one of the most profitable criminal organizations in history. Blanco possessed a unique charm and an unyielding power, allowing her to seamlessly balance her criminal activities with her role as a mother. She later became known as the "Godmother".
6. The series is directed by Andreas Piaz and written by Ingrid Escajeda, Doug Miro, Eric Newman, Brina Covarrubias, Casey Babcock, Torye Mirror, Alfredo Septién, Gina Lucita Monreal, Giovanna Sarquis, and Carlo Bernard.
Stay tuned for the highly anticipated premiere of "Griselda" on Netflix in January 2024!