El Chapo TV Show In The Works From ‘Narcos’ Creator Chris Brancato

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The saga of El Chapo, also known as the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, is going to be immortalized in the small screen. Chris Brancato, who is behind the “Narcos” series on Netflix is going to be behind the show. It will be tentively called “Cartel” and it will air on the History channel.

Per UPI Brancato., “Cartel” will follow the beginnings of El Chapo, who rose to become the most influential and powerful druglord in history. “The true story of El Chapo, fraught with murder, drugs, corruption and celebrity, has been and continues to be one of the most disturbing and fascinating of the past decade. Chris is the perfect person to bring this slice of modern history to the screen,” said History’s Jana Bennett. Brancato intends the series to become a “metaphor for our lives.”

In January, El Chapo was arrested following a manhunt involving Mexican and American authorities. He escaped from the Mexican prison and had been on the run. Actor Sean Penn was able to talk to El Chapo, along with actress Kate Del Castillo in the hopes of securing a movie deal on his life. Penn actually posted his interview with the drug lord on Rolling Stones. Soon after, the authorities were able to capture him.

Casting for the series has yet to begin and date of airing has yet to be revealed.

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