There’s An El Chapo TV Show Coming To Netflix For Your Drug Kingpin Fix
After their overwhelming success of “Narcos,” which focused on the life of Pablo Escobar, Netflix will try to get you hooked with another TV show about a drug lord. Univision and Netflix have collaborated on a new TV show based on notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.
“This series pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating criminals of our time by combining the world-class reporting and insights from Univision News’ investigative team with an outstanding team of talented storytellers and producers,” said Camila Jiménez Villa, president and chief content officer at Fusion Media Group, which oversees Univision Story House.
I have a feeling that the show won’t have a happy ending for Mr. Guzman.
Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel before he was finally brought to justice, only to escape, be recaptured, escape again, be recaptured again, then finally extradited to the United States where he currently faces 17 charges including drug trafficking, murder, money laundering, and kidnapping.
This actually isn’t the first El Chapo TV show in the works. The History Channel also has a show about El Chapo coming out called “Cartel,” which will be written by Chris Brancato, who is the co-creator and showrunner of “Narcos.”
“Narcos” doesn’t return until August or September, so your new drug kingpin TV show fix might be “El Chapo,” featuring Marco de la O as Guzman.
“El Chapo” premieres April 23rd on Univision, then will be available on Netflix for you to binge-watch.