Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Netflix and Univision collaborating on "El Chapo" series

Lucio R. Borderland Beat by C.E. Martinez

The release of Netflix hit “Narcos” has been delayed until August. When Netflix announced the delay they also said it would be the final season, after all it is the real life story of Colombian cocaine king Pablo Escobar and after his death that would signal the natural conclusion.

I for one was disappointed, and felt strongly Netflix was missing a great opportunity to continue the story as it unfolded in the real life world of narcos…that being the emergence of the Mexican cartels, beginning with the Guadalajara Cartel up to modern day cartels and its leaders.  Who can argue that the story of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Rafael Caro Quintero, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, La Barbie or El Chapo Guzman would be less intriguing?  Not to mention the dozens of other characters, the Trevino brothers, Mencho, La Tuta to name a few.

Mexico is a fountainhead of seemingly unlimited material of real life drama that could be adapted for the big screen as well as television.

While it may not offer the complete story of Mexican Cartels, Netflix and Univison announced a joint effort that will be presented next year, a drama based on life of  Sinaloa Cartel chief, El Chapo (Joaquin Guzman Loera).
“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.
The deal also includes bring Netflix “Narcos” to television through Univision.

Netflix users will have to wait its turn to vie the Chapo series, as the Univison division of “UniMas” will get the first release rights, sometime in 2017.

By then there should be a few productions released of the narco story that keeps on giving.

In fact, this is the second series based on El Chapo to be announced this month. Two weeks ago the History Channel unveiled its plan to develop “Cartel” with “Narcos” creator Chris Brancato.

The El Chapo saga would bewoefully incomplete without the Guadalajara Cartel story. It is unfortunate that a big production house, could not think larger than headlines, and place effort in researching the Mexican cartel story and offer an accurate portrayal of what has happened in Mexico from the 80s to present day. Giving a true historical account would be interesting, shocking, entertaining and educating to Mexico’s neighbor north of its border.

34 comments:

  1. Don't forget about the Camarena murder and the links to the US and Cuba....!!!! would be awesome. How about the Santanista link to Mexican cartels and how the drugs ended up in Watts, CA! There's so much that can play into an amazing story line. And lets not forget about the Salinas Brothers, TAESA, El Guero Palma... Just want to make sure the government gets their share of coverage.

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    1. Televisa is not going to demonize the government of mexico or the US, they are all in cahoots there!
      --But we can keep mentioning the other "secret partners"

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    2. I'd like to hear more about that Santanista thing.

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    3. Don't forget to add pictures about the cities with the most drug addicts in USA that way everybody knows the main reason where drugs are more popular

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    4. What happened with taesa?

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  2. Great! Let's glamorize this idiot. I bet they will leave out the many tim es tgat he snitched lol

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    1. Ha ha ha ....not funny!!

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  3. This should be interesting because it's a completely different situation than Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel... which has long since been splintered, dismantled, and the primary protagonist long dead.

    El Chapo is still very much alive. Many of his partners in the Sinaloa Cartel are not just alive but still active. Many of his enemies in other cartels are also alive, although with Mexican Governments help many of them are also in jail. Which also brings us to the Mexican Government itself and their complicity in El Chapo's story.

    If Univision crew gets threatened just for bumping into El Chapo's wife outside of the prison in Juarez... how will the cartels and the federal government react to a series like Narco's?

    It seems to me that the threat of retaliation from the cartels and the politicians in Mexico who are complicit with the cartels could put a damper on how accurate any portrayal will be. The more accurate the portrayal the more of a target the production would become.

    The same goes for Chris Brancati's History Channel project.

    I'm sure we'll all be treated to the myth that simply won't die of El Chapo escaping prison by hiding in a laundry cart instead of the more likely scenario of him being walked right out the front door courtesy of el pact mafioso.

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    1. I'm in agreement with you. Much will be left out and changed. The truth be known by only a few. These are coorporations putting on these "shows", many of those complicit, whether in gov't or cartels, are still alive. The people will eat it up, and this is how history is rewritten.

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    2. Well, at least la chapa does not have a hungry perro after his ass the way pablo had alvaro uribe velez.
      --Alvaro Uribe's AAAutodefensas Uuunidas DE ALVARO the juersaz especiales de Alvaro Uribe de colombia "AUC" THE COLOMBIA POLICE AND MILITARY, SANTIAGO URIBE VELEZ'S 12 APOSTOLES, THE FARC DE ALVARO, THE FLN DE ALVARO, THE CALI CARTEL DE ALVARO or the grupo centauro, and other "perseguidos por pablo..."a facking lie...
      --La chapa has it easier, his tormentors did not set out to kill him yet...

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  4. This could become a thriller and pay close attention to the so-called second arrest of El Chapo by doing your research first as in 1984 it adds up 2 +2 = 5.

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  5. Chapito is done, bro. Awaiting Narcos-2 better!

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  6. Yes I would love to see the story of El botas blancas on screen

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    1. I would like to see the story and formation of los Zetas viejos. Going back to the zapatistas killing and becoming outlaws.

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    2. I Would like to see a movie about la tuta y de broly

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  7. I read an interview with José Padiha, he said the intentions of the show were to go down the long list of cartel history leading up to modern day. Maybe you've heard more up-to-date info, but that's what I read. I love the show and I'm stoked for season 2. Bummer it won't continue if that info is, indeed correct.

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    1. 4:06 you can't pack more than 60 years of mexican drug trafficking in 5 or 20 chapters of tv shows, full of half truths and outright lies bent, twisted and stretched to fit the public demands for some bullshit entertainment that leave out the politicians and businessmen and banksters involvement...

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  8. I read the same thing that this season of narcos was the end. it would be a move if that has changed, but the fact that NETFLIX is doing this series of chapo goes against Netflix continuing narcos to modern day.

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  9. I just hope they get as gritty as possible.

    In a Perfect World, they would hire the ENTIRE Production Crew from The Acclaimed HBO Series, The Wire to make this. This Story is far to rich, and I'll bet all the smack in Detroit that it's far from over.

    ~Spectator

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    1. 8:23 who the hell are you to be gambling all of Detroit smack?
      --Son chingaderas, after they are feeding us piss for water...

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  10. Awesome, this is mexico's biggest hero and we wonder why that country is S.O.L.

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    1. 9:12 no güey, el chapo guzman IS a big hero of the mexicans, but not the biggest, I hope you saw the mad doctor who took the front page of TIME and whoop his ass with epn's millions of pesos in propaganda, with epn's face, and with TIME, without investing one red cent...pesos...
      The Mad doctor's name: JOSE MANUEL MIRELES VALVERDE...
      Real mexicans have other real heros to love and admire, not just la chapa...
      Pál Rincon, @9:12 y ponte el gorro de tonto, pendejo.

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  11. I have a feeling Narcos was cancelled because Adam Fierro left the show...

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  12. No TRUE story about the drug trade in mexico would be complete with out showing how muhc the fuckign CIA are involved and make tons of cash from it to fund black ops. And lets not forget about the fucking DEA being involved to. Off coruse this would never make it on tv cause the brainwashed american public cant handle the truth!!

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    1. 6:34 the black ops the geniuses funded with the never mentioned drug trafficking and weapons sales to iran and iraq and illegal oil transfers and sales at sea, were much more than flash in the pans, the wars got lost too, because all that money got stolen and invested in buying your jobs by the whole industry and moving them to china, those mofockas never won a war again un less against panama, haiti, las malvinas, or against drugs, because all they do is steal all the money right in front of all the "sucker class", us...

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  13. Kewl shit bro. I hope el chapo escapes again so theyll have a better story to film hahaha

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  14. 6:34 THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH, TRY IT.
    we are sick and tired of waiting until the "Conspiracy Theories" get proven right until they are too old and the criminals also are too old to be prosecuted, like kissinger, david rockefeller,poppy bush, rios montt, videla, pinochet, cienfuegos, the castro ruz brothers...
    Puro pinchi carcaje, "too old, probesitos"...should not matter!!!

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  15. I would honestly LOVE to see anything about Miguel Trevino. I hope they do a series on him, or even just a documentary. I've memorized pretty much all the info on him in the public domain, so it would be amazing to see them dig up more details on his childhood and stuff.

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  16. You're exactly right man / Tienes toda la Rason, TRUE Story that's only one of them!$?

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  17. I know from a good source that Mayo Zambada has diabetes and that they amputated one of his legs so if things get more bad he might now live for to long

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    1. 10:41 le mochen lo que le mochen, al mayo o al chapo, nada va a cambiar...
      --el mayo diria que porque los meros dueños del narcotrafico y los dineros lavados, nunca han sido ni serán perseguidos...

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  18. I am still laughing at that staged event about El Chapo doing a movie, as he would not even have to be in Mexico at all to do it. Much of what you see on TV or at the movies is an illusion. He could be 5000 miles away in a warehouse and all his scenes could be shot against a green screen. The digital is sent back to Mexico by the internet and downloaded for editing and all would believe he must still be in Mexico.

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    1. Pa que tanto pinchi pedo "digital", con un pinchi pedo de a deveras tá mas bien la cosa, el chapo quiere al William levy to play "el chapo", nomás que le siembren mas pelos de chango en la choya...pero de chango peludo de a deveras...

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