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Griselda Sofia Vergara Netflix Series: Everything We Know So Far

Griselda Sofia Vergara Netflix Series: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix is releasing a new limited series about Griselda Blanco, following the success of the Narcos franchise. The Griselda Sofia Vergara Netflix series has wrapped production and will premiere in January 2024. News about the show surfaced in November 2021, with Illuminerdi initially reporting it as a Narcos spin-off. Netflix clarified that there is no crossover between the shows. Interestingly, it took eight years for Latin World Entertainment to get the series picked up by a network.

So with that out of the way, let’s run through everything we know so far about Griselda coming soon to Netflix:

Griselda Sofia Vergara Netflix Series Release date

Griselda Sofia Vergara Netflix Series
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Griselda’s precise release date hasn’t been made public, but we do now know that it will happen in

January 2024.

The series was featured on the Fall 2023 slate lineup among other new prestige dramas, according to a

May 2023 statement from Netflix, which is far later than it was previously hinted at.

The Cast And Crew

Who is in the cast of Netflix’s Griselda?
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Sofia Vergara plays the lead role of Griselda Blanco in the series. In January 2022, 12 more cast members

were announced:

Alberto Guerra as Dario
Vanessa Ferlito as Isabel
Alberto Ammann as Alberto Bravo
Christian Tappan as Arturo
Diego Trujillo as German Panesso
Paulina Davila as Carmen
Gabriel Sloyer as Diaz
Juliana Aidén Martinez as June
Martin Rodriguez as Rivi
José Zúñiga as Amilcar
Maximiliano Hernández as Papo Mejia
Julieth Restrepo as Marta Ochoa


Additional cast members were later revealed, including:

Jose Velazquez as Uber Trujillo Blanco
Martín Fajardo as Ozzy Trujillo Blanco
Tony Graham as Armando
Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Jon Roberts
Alejandro Barrios as Horatio
Evan Shafran as Congressman Robin Wilson
Goya Robles as Ricardo Morales Navarrete
Wilmer Calderon as Johnny
Joe Finfera as Lawyer
Jared Farid Ward as Anchor
Nicole Alicia Xavier as VIP Waitress
Ryan de Quintal as Hank Rover Martin
Andrea Sevilla as Dario’s Mom
Greg Kriek as Journalist
Matthew Bellows as Bob Palombo
Mario Perez as Diego
Alejandro Barrios as Horatio
Kayla Eva as Frida
Diego Trujillo as German Panesso


IMDb currently lists over 70 names in the cast. Additionally, Colombian singer Karol G will make her acting

debut in the series, playing the role of Carla, one of Griselda’s mules.

The Plot

The Plot
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One of the most infamous drug lords in history, Griselda Blanco is frequently mentioned with Pablo

Escobar, Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, Al Capone, and El Chapo on lists of the top drug lords.

Her tale will be told in this limited series, although it’s unknown how well it will reflect actual events.

The series’ official logline is as follows:

GRISELDA chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian business woman, 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”.

An fantastic introduction to the series was created by The Independent, detailing the drug queen’s rule

throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and up to her untimely demise in 2012.

We have already seen Griselda appear on our TVs. In the 2018 television film Cocaine Godmother: The

Griselda Blanco Story, Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed the role.

Where is Griselda Sofia Vergara Netflix filmed?

Filming reportedly started on January 24th, 2022, and was initially expected to end on June 30th,

according to many production listings.

The working title “Emerald,” which can be seen on numerous directors’ seats during the development of

the programme, was used while it was being filmed.

The television show is being shot in two well-known cities: Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California,

where some of the scenes are being shot. The production reportedly started shooting in Los Angeles the

week of January 24.

Location scouts were reportedly spotted in Long Beach, California, in the beginning of November 2021

looking for potential sites.

The DailyMail took several photos of Sofia Vergara filming in LA at the beginning of February 2022.

“The 49-year-old actress donned a green jumpsuit with red highlights on the set of the production,” the

newspaper reports.


In a similar vein, JustJared obtained some rare images of Sofia Vergara filming the new series in which she

can be seen pursuing one of her co-stars with a bat
Many people saw that Netflix was filming in Long Beach at the defunct Club Ripples. Some others even

expressed optimism about the eatery seeing a sort of renaissance. Naturally, only Netflix has briefly

changed the structure into “El Floridita.”

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