Netflix and Univision are getting in on the El Chapo business and will jointly develop a drama series based on the life of the famous drug lord.
“We are thrilled to partner with the award-winning Univision Story House on the timely and globally relevant drama series based on the life story of El Chapo,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said in a statement.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman made a media splash after a high-profile prison escape, interview with Sean Penn and subsequent recapture last year.
The announcement comes on the heels of Netflix’s unprecedented deal with Univision to air Season 1 of its original series “Narcos” on the Spanish-language network, the first time it has let a broadcaster run one of its shows.
This is also the second series based on El Chapo to be announced this month. History Channel unveiled its plan to develop “#Cartel” with “Narcos” creator Chris Brancato two weeks ago.
The untitled Netflix/Univision series will debut in 2017.
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