Sofia Vergara transforms into terrifying drug lord Griselda Blanco in Netflix's ...

Sofia Vergara transforms into terrifying drug lord Griselda Blanco in Netflix's ...
Sofia Vergara transforms into terrifying drug lord Griselda Blanco in Netflix's ...

Sofia Vergara takes on a role unlike any she's played before, playing terrifying real-life Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco in the Netflix limited series Griselda.

The streaming service released the first look photo of the 49-year-old actress as Blanco, who was known as the Godmother for running the Miami cocaine trade for the Medellin cartel.

Netflix also announced additional casting for the show, with Alberto Guerra, Vanessa Ferlito, Alberto Ammann, Christian Tappan, Diego Trujillo, Paulina Davila, Gabriel Sloyer, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Martin Rodriguez, José Zúñiga signing on.

First look: The streaming service released the first look photo of the 49-year-old actress as Blanco, who was known as the Godmother for running the Miami cocaine trade for the Medellin cartel

First look: The streaming service released the first look photo of the 49-year-old actress as Blanco, who was known as the Godmother for running the Miami cocaine trade for the Medellin cartel

True story: The show is inspired by Blanco's true story, and how she pioneered drug trafficking from Colombia to her base in Miami (Blanco pictured in 2004)

True story: The show is inspired by Blanco's true story, and how she pioneered drug trafficking from Colombia to her base in Miami (Blanco pictured in 2004)

The show is inspired by Blanco's true story, and how she pioneered drug trafficking from Colombia to her base in Miami.

She created one of the most profitable drug cartels in history and is also said to be the first female criminal billionaire.

'A devoted mother, Blanco's lethal blend of charm and unsuspected savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the "Godmother,"' reads the official description from Netflix.

The show was first announced in November, with Vergara also serving as an executive producer on the series. 

Mother: 'A devoted mother, Blanco's lethal blend of charm and unsuspected savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business' (pictured with her son Michael Blanco)

Mother: 'A devoted mother, Blanco's lethal blend of charm and unsuspected savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business' (pictured with her son Michael Blanco)

The show was created by Ingrid Escajeda (Justified, Empire) who co-wrote the first episode with Doug Miro (Narcos).

Escajeda and Miro will executive produce alongside Vergara and Luis Balaguer with Latin World Entertainment,, Narcos' Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz.

Baiz is also slated to direct all six of the 50-minute episodes, with Escajeda and Miro both serving as co-showrunners. 

The real Blanco is said to have been responsible for over 200 murders and was thought to be one of the most dangerous women in the world.

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