Sofia Vergara transforms into Griselda in first trailer for Netflix drama
The Modern Family star is taking on the role of 'the Godmother' of the drug world.
We finally have our first teaser trailer and glimpse of upcoming Netflix series Griselda, which stars Sofía Vergara.
The Modern Family star is best known for her role in the iconic comedy as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, a role which earned her multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. Well now, not only is Vergara leading the cast of this new Netflix drama, she's also the co-creator of Griselda and serves as an executive producer.
The new teaser trailer is our first glimpse of Vergara's transformation into the role of Griselda Blanco, and while the clip doesn't reveal much, it does give us a taste of the formidable nature of her character.
In the trailer, we hear her say: "You've thought about me a lot, haven't you?" The camera pans to a room full of men who are all looking in one direction. "I've heard that you liked my product," she continues.
Soon, we see brief clips of drugs being piled up, money being exchanged and a crowd cheering as she raises a glass to them.
Although she claims they can "make a lot of money together", many of them men snicker at her claim, with one exasperated character saying plainly: "Who is the one in charge?"
There's no answer as the camera finally lands on Vergara's Blanco, who looks far from impressed. Watch the new teaser below:
Along with our first look at Vergara as the "savvy and ambitious Columbian businesswoman", the teaser also finally gives a release date for the anticipated series.
But if the teaser has only notched up your excitement for Griselda, you'll have to wait a little while before it lands on our screens, as it's not set to be released until 25th January 2024.
The new series is inspired by Blanco, a woman who rose from obscurity and "created one of the most profitable cartels in history. In 1970s-80s Miami, Blanco’s lethal blend of unsuspected savagery and charm helped her expertly navigate between business and family, leading her to become widely known as 'the Godmother'," according to the synopsis.
Speaking on the release of the teaser trailer and new first-look images, Newman said: ''As a Colombian immigrant and single mother who came to America and built an empire, Sofía shares that personal aspect of this character and her passion for telling her story was undeniably the driving force behind this project.
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"What will really surprise viewers is how she encompasses this complete darkness in her performance— a far cry from the beloved comedic star she’s known as. Finding her way to that place was her great challenge on this show, and seeing the successful transformation was a privilege."
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Similarly, director and executive producer Andrés Baiz, said: "When we meet Griselda, she is a woman overrun by the male-dominated world around her. We also see her evolution as she makes use of her oppression as a means of terror -- these images provide just a peek into the duality. The duplicity is what I find so fascinating about Griselda, and Sofía Vergara captures her essence fiercely."
Starring alongside Vergara are Alberto Guerra as Dario Sepúlveda, Christian Tappán as Arturo Mesa, Martín Rodríguez as Rivi Ayala, Juliana Aidén Martinez as June Hawkins and Vanessa Ferlito as Carmen Gutiérrez.
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