‘Griselda’ | Date, Plot, Cast, Director and Is Netflix’s Biographical Crime Drama Worth Watching

Series name: Griselda

Platform: Netflix

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Release date: January 25, 2024

Number of episodes: 06

Country of origin: United States

Genre: Crime drama/Biographic

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What is the plot of “Griselda”?

Woven into the web of a complex drug trade, Griselda delves into the life of infamous Colombian drug trafficker Griselda Blanco, commonly known as the “Queen of Cocaine.”

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The series is a dramatized account of Blanco’s life, his criminal activities and his impact on the drug trade.

Based on true events in Miami in the 1970s and ’80s, “Griselda” depicts the rise of Griselda and her enforcer Rivi during the cocaine boom. Together, they form a deadly blend of savagery and charm, building one of the largest drug empires.

Unlike typical Narcos hitmen, Rivi breaks stereotypes with his charismatic and scheming character, showing respect for women.

Inspired by the real-life character Rivi Ayala, her character adds a unique touch to the story, standing out in the world of power, money and fear.

Who stars in “Griselda”?

Sofia Vergara
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Sofía Vergara plays the lead role of Griselda in the miniseries “Griselda” (Getty Images)

Sofía Vergara stars in the lead role of Griselda. Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, producer and model. She is best known for her role on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.”

She received four Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in the series. Vergara is widely loved for her unique accent and superb comedic timing.

Alberto Guerra


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Alberto Guerra, who plays the role of Darío Sepúlveda, is a Cuban actor. Sepulveda began his career in “Telemundo’s Vale todo” and has since appeared in several films and television series.

Her notable work credits include her starring role in “El Senor de los Cielos” and “Crime Diaries: The Candidate.”

Martin Rodriguez
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Martin Rodriquez in “Griselda”

Martin Rodriguez, who plays the role of Jorge “Rivi” Ayala-Rivera, is an Argentine actor. Rodriguez made his debut with the lead role in the 2009 film ‘Leo’s Room’.

Since then, he has appeared in many notable works, including “O Tempo eo Vento” and “Zanahoria.”

Vanessa Ferlito

Vanessa Ferlito takes on the role of Isabel. She is best known for her role as Aiden Burn in the CBS drama series “CSI: NY.” Ferlito is well known for her portrayal of Claudia Hernandez in the FOX thriller ’24’.

Who is the director of “Griselda”?

Griselda will be directed by Andres Baiz Ochoa. Ochoa is well known for starring in Netflix’s hit crime drama, “Narcos.” He is also well known for starring in the film “The Hidden Face” and the television series “The Sandman”.

Is “Griselda” worth watching?

If you like crime dramas based on true events and exploring the complexities of Colombian drug trafficking, you should give “Griselda” a chance.

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