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Sofia Vergara Will Play Drug Queenpin Griselda Blanco in a Netflix Series

Sofia Vergara Will Play Drug Queenpin Griselda Blanco in a Netflix Series

Sofia Vergara is taking on an intense new role.

The 49-year-old Modern Family actress is set to play the drug queenpin Griselda Blanco in an upcoming Netflix limited series, Griselda, Deadline reported.

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The six-episode series “chronicles the real-life of Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history. A devoted mother, Blanco’s lethal blend of charm and unsuspecting savagery helped her expertly navigate between family and business leading her to become widely known as the ‘Black Widow.’”

The series comes from Empire‘s Ingrid Escajeda, and Sofia will be among the executive producers, as well as Eric Newman, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz and Carlo Bernard, the creative team behind Narcos.

Griselda Blanco was a larger-than-life character whose ruthless but ingenious tactics allowed her to rule a billion dollar empire years before many of the most notorious male kingpins we know so much about. We are thrilled to have found the perfect partners in Eric, Andrés and Netflix to help us bring this story of her life to the screen,” she said in a statement.

Over the summer, Sofia Vergara opened up about a serious health battle.

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