If you enjoyed laughing during the last decade, then you might have watched Modern Family. One of the stars of the show, Sofia Vergara, skyrocketed to fame as the much-younger wife of the family’s patriarch. Sofia played Gloria on the show and was known for her sexy outfits and outgoing personality, but in the two years since Modern Family wrapped up their ten-year run, Sofia has been utterly transformed for an appearance in the Netflix show Griselda based on the Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco.

When the new Netflix series was announced in the fall, Vergara spoke about it in a press release calling Griselda her “passion project.”

“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,” Vergara said in the press release.

The Griselda series on Netflix will feature six episodes and is created by showrunner Ingrid Escajeda, who was previously a writer on Empire. Vergara will be starring in the Netflix series along with Newman, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz, and Carlo Bernard. Although the cast features many names from Narcos, Netflix assures fans that Griselda is not a spinoff and is entirely a standalone creation to be enjoyed by fans of drug lord stories.

“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,” said Vergara said. She will also serve as an executive producer on the Netflix show.

Meanwhile, Newman cannot be more excited for Griselda to release to the masses later this year. He spoke highly about working with Vergara and expressed his adoration for how well she was able to transform herself from a traditional Latin beauty into the famous drug kingpin from Colombia.

Newman added: “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.”

Griselda has been played before by other famous actresses. In 2017, Catherine Zeta-Jones appeared in the Lifetime film “Cocaine Godmother” in the role of Griselda Blanco. There are also rumors that Jennifer Lopez is working to create another Griselda-based series called “The Godmother.”

Griselda Blanco died at the age of 69 when she was killed in 2012. She became very famous after appearing in the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” and its sequel “Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ With the Godmother,” which was released two years later in 2008.

According to reports, Griselda, also known as The Black Widow, was gunned down by assassins on motorcycles in Medellin, Colombia.

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