Sofía Vergara Is Not to Be Messed with as Savvy Colombian Drug Cartel Leader in Netflix’s ‘Griselda’

Sofía Vergara tackles perhaps her most dramatic role to date.

The Modern family the actress, 51, plays Colombian drug cartel leader Griselda Blanco in an upcoming Netflix limited series Griselda, debuts January 25 on Netflix.

From the minds Narcos and Narcos: Mexico created by Eric Newman and Andrés Baiz, the six-episode series is inspired by the life of Griselda Blanco, the creator of one of the most profitable drug cartels in history.

By the mid-1970s, her organization was moving 300 kilograms of cocaine a month, worth about $80 million, and Blanco alone is estimated to be responsible for the deaths of dozens of people, if not more. Her charm and ferocity helped earn her the nickname “The Cocaine Godmother.”

Sofía Vergara stars in the upcoming Netflix limited series ‘Griselda’, premiering on January 25th.

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In the short 36-second first teaser for the Netflix series, a car slowly drives by before the scene cuts to a group of men sitting, staring in silence and listening.

“You’ve been thinking a lot about me, haven’t you?” Griselda says off screen. “I heard you liked my product. We can make a lot of money together.”

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Interspersed throughout her comments are brief moments that reveal the movement of drugs, a man snorting cocaine, and bags of cash.

“Who’s in charge?” one man asks.

Finally, Griselda herself is revealed, glaring quietly, before the teaser cuts to the series title and an ominous crescendo of background music.

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Sofía Vergara stars in the upcoming Netflix limited series ‘Griselda’, premiering on January 25th.

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at Griselda’s The cast includes Alberto Guerra as Dario Sepúlveda, Christian Tappan as Arturo Mesa, Martín Rodríguez as Rivi Ayala, Juliana Aidén Martinez as June Hawkins and Vanessa Ferlito as Carmen Gutiérrez.

Guest stars include Carolina Giraldo aka Karol G who plays Carla, Fredy Yate as Chucho Castro, Paulina Dávila as Isabel, with José Zúñiga as Amilcar and Camilo Jiménez Varón as Rafa Salazar.

In addition to starring in the series, Vergara is also an executive producer of the series.


Sofia Vergara in ‘Griselda’.

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Netflix limited series marks Vergara’s first scripted live-action project since she and ex Joe Manganiello announced their divorce in July 2023. In the months since, the actress has been busy judging Season 18 American talent alongside fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell.

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Griselda premieres Thursday, January 25 on Netflix.

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