05/02/2023

Griselda – Image: Netflix

Following the success of the Narcos franchise, Netflix is diving headfirst again into one other biographic collection concerning the drug empire led by Griselda Blanco. The brand new restricted collection has now wrapped manufacturing and right here’s the newest on all the things we all know concerning the upcoming Griselda collection.

Information of the present first happened final November with Illuminerdi first reporting {that a} Narcos spin-off was in growth with the identical workforce. Days later, we additionally reported that the present was in growth, and only a day after that Netflix formally unveiled the title however was eager to emphasize that “there is no association or crossover between the shows.”

It’s taken a very long time for Griselda to come back to our screens. In accordance with the preliminary PR launch from Netflix it’s taken Latin World Leisure eight years for the collection to be picked up by a community.

So with that out of the way in which, let’s run via all the things we all know thus far about Griselda coming quickly to Netflix:


Who’s behind Griselda on Netflix?

Ingrid Escajeda is the undertaking’s showrunner, author, and government producer. Her earlier credit embrace engaged on Empire as a co-executive producer, Justified, Sneaky Pete, and Higher Off Ted.

Luis Balaguer, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz, Carlo Bernard additionally Govt Produce.

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Doug Miro (left) and Ingrid Escajeda (proper) – Photos: Getty Photos

Andrés Baiz, who directed episodes 7 and eight of Netflix’s upcoming collection The Sandman, will direct all six episodes of Griselda. His different credit embrace directing episodes on each Narcos and Narcos: Mexico plus 2013’s Roa and 2011’s The Hidden Face.

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Andrés Baiz on set of Narcos

Eric Newman of Grand Electrical (who works with Netflix on a myriad of tasks below his general deal) is engaged on the present as an government producer non-writing function.

Talking concerning the undertaking, Newman mentioned:

“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.”

Latin World Leisure (based by Luis Balaguer and Sofia Vergara) and Grand Electrical are the 2 firms producing the present for Netflix.


What’s Griselda about? Who’s the drug queen Griselda?

Griselda Blanco ranks among the many most infamous drug lords in historical past together with her identify usually showing in lists the place she’s in comparison with the likes of Pablo Escobar, Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, Al Capone, and El Chapo.

This restricted collection is her story coming to the large display screen though how devoted to real-world occasions it’ll be is but to be identified.

Right here’s the official logline for the collection:

GRISELDA chronicles the true lifetime of savvy and impressive Colombian enterprise lady, Griselda Blanco, who created some of the worthwhile cartels in historical past. A loyal mom, Blanco’s deadly mix of appeal and unsuspecting savagery helped her expertly navigate between household and enterprise main her to turn into broadly often known as the “Black Widow”.

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The Unbiased put collectively a superb primer for the collection operating via the drug queen’s reign all through the 70s, 80s, and as much as her eventual demise in 2012.

It’s not the primary time we’ve seen Griselda hit our screens. Catherine Zeta-Jones performed the character within the TV film Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story again in 2018.


Who’s within the forged of Netflix’s Griselda?

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Sofia Vergara was the primary identify connected to the undertaking who’s taking part in the lead function of Griselda Blanco herself.

In January 2022, forward of the digicam’s rolling, 12 names had been added to the forged, together with:

  • Alberto Guerra (Narcos: Mexico) as Dario
  • Vanessa Ferlito as Isabel
  • Alberto Ammann (Narcos) as Alberto Bravo
  • Christian Tappan (The Nice Heist) as Arturo
  • Diego Trujillo (Metastasis) as German Panesso
  • Paulina Davila (Luis Miguel) as Carmen
  • Gabriel Sloyer (Narcos) as Diaz
  • Juliana Aidén Martinez as June
  • Martin Rodriguez (Detrás de la verdad) as Rivi
  • José Zúñiga (American Crime Story: Versace) as Amilcar
  • Maximiliano Hernández (The People) as Papo Mejia
  • Julieth Restrepo as Marta Ochoa

Since that first drop of information, we additionally know of extra names connected to the undertaking together with:

  • Jose Velazquez (The Wilds) as Uber Trujillo Blanco
  • Martín Fajardo (Now and Then) as Ozzy Trujillo Blanco
  • Tony Graham (Vice) as Armando
  • Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Supernatural) as Jon Roberts a famous drug trafficker and authorities informant.
  • Alejandro Barrios (Queen of the South) as Horatio
  • Evan Shafran as Congressman Robin Wilson
  • Goya Robles as Ricardo Morales Navarrete aka Monkey Morales
  • 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 Mother
  • 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 at present studies that the forged for Griselda is over 70 names in complete.

Billboard studies that Karol G, the Colombian singer, will make her appearing debut within the Griselda collection. She’ll be taking part in the function of Carla described as certainly one of Griselda’s mules.

You will discover an expanded model of the Griselda forged checklist right here.


What number of episodes will there be?

The restricted collection will encompass six 50-minute episodes.


The place is Griselda in manufacturing? The place is Griselda filmed?

In accordance with a number of manufacturing listings, filming started on January twenty fourth, 2022 and is scheduled to wrap on June thirtieth, 2022.

The present is filming below the working title of “Emerald” which will be seen on numerous administrators’ chairs all through the manufacturing of the present.

The collection is being filmed in two notable places with among the filming going down in Los Angeles, California, and the opposite elements filmed in Miami, Florida. We’re informed that the manufacturing first started filming in Los Angeles within the week starting January twenty fourth.

We’re informed that location scouts had been seen in early November 2021 searching for places in Lengthy Seaside, CA.

The DailyMail notable snapped some photos of Sofia Vergara filming in LA in early February 2022. The newspaper notes “the 49-year-old actress donned a green jumpsuit with red highlights on the set of the production,”

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Sofia Vergara on set of Griselda – Photos: DailyMail / APEX / MEGA

JustJared equally obtained some unique pics of Sofia Vergara filming the upcoming collection the place she’s seemingly chasing certainly one of her co-stars with a bat.

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Griselda filming pics – Image: JustJared

Quite a few folks noticed that Netflix had been taking up the previous Membership Ripples for filming in Lengthy Seaside. Some even had been hopeful that the restaurant was getting a revival of kinds. In fact, it was simply Netflix who had quickly remodeled the constructing into “El Floridita”.

LBIZE states that:

“Filming has been non-stop since Feb. 22, when trailers, portable bathrooms, an array of classic cars given the story’s 1970s and ’80s timeline, and plenty of power generators took over the beach lot directly across from the Floridita set.”

It’s value noting that manufacturing on the collection possible paused due to Vergara’s filming duties on America’s Bought Expertise in April 2022.

Varied photos obtained posted by the showrunner, Ingrid Encajeda, on Instagram all through the manufacturing which is effectively value looking via.

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Set picture of Griselda – Image: gridcakes / Instagram

Filming wrapped on Griselda on July 2nd, 2022 in response to the showrunner who posted on Instagram to say that it was the final day of capturing including the hashtags Griselda, set life and might’t imagine it’s over.

Vergara additionally posted to say that filming had wrapped with numerous photos saying:

“It’s a wrap! 🎬6 months with the most amazing group of people. Gracias to ALL of you!!The whole cast and crew! It wouldn’t have being the same without all of you.”


When will Griselda launch on Netflix?

Netflix has solely confirmed that the Griselda restricted collection will probably be releasing in some unspecified time in the future in 2023.

No precise launch date has been introduced however we’re guessing in some unspecified time in the future in both Q1 or Q2 2023.

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