The popular Modern Family comedic actress takes a more serious role as Griselda Blanco, the ruthless “Godmother” of a cartel in Miami.
Netflix has just released a teaser trailer for the period crime drama Griselda. The show is a new serious turn for Sofía Vergara. Vergara is usually known for comedies in which she plays glamorous characters, such as Modern Family, Hot Pursuit with Reese Witherspoon, Chasing Papi, and Chef. Lately, you can catch the comedic actress as one of the voices in the Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx dog comedy Strays. This new Netflix show features Vergara as a drug cartel kingpin, or rather queenpin. Not only is it a serious turn for Vergara, but she also showcases her ruthlessness as Griselda. The series comes from creators Eric Newman & Doug Miro & Ingrid Escajeda & Carlo Bernard.
The official synopsis from Netflix reads,
“GRISELDA is inspired by the life of the savvy and ambitious Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. In 1970s-80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helped her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as ‘the Godmother.’”
The series stars Sofía Vergara (Griselda Blanco), Alberto Guerra (Dario Sepúlveda), Christian Tappan (Arturo Mesa), Martín Rodríguez (Rivi Ayala), Juliana Aidén Martinez (June Hawkins) and Vanessa Ferlito (Carmen Gutiérrez). Andrés Baiz is in the director’s chair for all episodes. Ingrid Escajeda & Doug Miro are on board as co-showrunners. The executive producers on the Netflix project include Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner and directing team Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz. As well as Doug Miro, Ingrid Escajeda, Carlo Bernard along with Sofía Vergara and Luis Balaguer with Latin World Entertainment.
Griselda is a limited series for Netflix that will feature six 50-minute episodes. The series is set to premiere globally on Netflix on January 25, 2024.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/griselda-teaser-trailer-brings-us-a-new-side-of-sofia-vergara/