Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) is known for her roles in comedy series and movies. However, this time the Colombian actress surprises us playing Griselda Blanco, a drug trafficker known as the “Black Widow”, leader of a cartel based in Colombia.

The Emmy-winning Colombian star of the sitcom “Modern Family” will play real-life drug queen Griselda Blanco in the upcoming Netflix series “Griselda.” The series, directed by Andrés Baiz, has six episodes of 50 minutes each and narrates the life of the leader of a Colombian cartel.

The streaming giant released a small preview last Wednesday with some images of the actress personified as Griselda, described as the “female Tony Montana.”

Griselda” is currently in production, and although it does not yet have a scheduled release date, it has already generated many expectations on social networks. According to some reports, Sofía Vergara has been developing the character of “Griselda” for the last eight years.

“Griselda Blanco was a larger-than-life character whose ruthless yet resourceful tactics allowed her to rule a billion-dollar empire years before many of the more notorious male kingpins we know a lot about,” the actress said in a statement when they launched the project last fall.

Vergara is also a producer on “Griselda,” along with the creative team behind the Netflix series “Narcos.”

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