Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is getting not one but two TV shows about his life. The latest series is being created by Netflix and Spanish-language network Univision.
One taste, and it’s hard to stop. This is true of cocaine, and (in Netflix’s case) dramatic television about drug lords. The company, with the help of Univision, is co-producing a series about El Chapo, the notorious drug kingpin famous for being interviewed by Sean Penn and also for establishing a reign of terror through the Sinaloa Cartel before he was caught by Mexican authorities. El Chapo will air on UniMás in 2017, and then be available to Netflix subscribers shortly thereafter.
The History Channel has a show about El Chapo in the works called #Cartel.
As for the infamous El Chapo, he was recently moved to a new prison—he hasn’t escaped, yet—and is facing extradition to the United States.
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