will premiere on Sunday, April 23 at 8pm ET/PT on the Univision Network, and be available to Netflix subscribers at a later date. The series, which is currently in production, will air in three separate cycles and marks the first co-production between Story House Entertainment and Netflix.
The new ripped-from-the-headlines drama explores the life story of one of the world’s most notorious criminals over a span of three decades – from 1985, when he was a low level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power and his ultimate downfall.
The series stars Marco de la O (Tanto Amor
) as Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán; Humberto Busto (Amores Perros
) as Attorney Conrado Sol, aka “Don Sol”; Juan Carlos Olivas (180°) as El Güero; Alejandro Aguilar (Rosario Tijeras
) as Toño; Tete Espinoza (Wenses y Lala
) as Chío (Joaquín’s lover); Rodrigo Abed (Reevolución) as Amado (Mexican capo); Luis Rábago (Principio y Fin
) as General Blanco; Cristina Michaus (El Tigre de Santa Julia
) as Doña Esperanza; Valentina Acosta (Señora Acero
) as Alejandra; and Juliette Pardau (De Todas Maneras Rosa
) as Graciela.
is created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra and Carlos Contreras and produced by Daniel Posada. The first season is directed by Jose Manuel Cravioto and Ernesto Contreras.