Univision and Story House Entertainment has announced that actor Marco de la O has been cast in the role of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán for the network’s upcoming series El Chapo
, which will premiere on Sunday, April 23, at 8pm, on the Univision Network.
Univision also aired a new extended preview of the series during the network’s broadcast of the Mexico vs. Costa Rica soccer game on Friday, March 24; and unveiled key art for the series. El Chapo
, which marks the first co-production between Story House Entertainment and Netflix, is currently in production and will air in three separate cycles.
“We are thrilled to have Marco take on the role of El Chapo as we begin to unfold the real story of the most notorious drug lord of our times, revealing the man behind the myth,” commented Christian Gabela, general manager of Story House Entertainment. “We think viewers will be truly captivated by both Marco’s performance and this story of power, ambition, corruption, secrecy, and deception.”
Additional casting announced includes Humberto Busto, Juan Carlos Olivas and Alejandro Aguilar, among others. El Chapo
is created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra and produced by Daniel Posada.
“The truly inspired casting of Marco de la O puts the last piece into place for bringing this innovative production to life,” said Lourdes Diaz, president of Entertainment, UCI. “By combining the world-class reporting and insights from Univision News’ investigative team with an outstanding team of talented storytellers and producers, Marco will dramatically help us pull back the curtain on the life of one of the most well-known criminals in modern history.”