The notorious drug lord El Chapo is about to be in the news again — only this time it has nothing to do with his arrest and pending court date. On April 23, Univision will debut its scripted drama El Chapo, which follows a young man named Joaquín Guzmán Loera — beginning with his start as a low-level member of the Guadalajara cartel in 1985 and spanning his rise to power over the next three decades. In this exclusive first look, we see the man known as El Chapo (Marco de la O) meeting with none other than infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Mauricio Mejía). Joaquin wants in on Mr. Pablo’s drug-trafficking business, so he makes a risky promise, saying he can move a ton of product across the border in just 48 hours. Escobar agrees, but not before posing this very menacing question: “Chapo, do you know what happens to those that fail me?”
“Si, Don Pablo,” replies Chapo bravely, though it’s clear he’s more than a little nervous.
Univision will debut two episodes of El Chapo back to back on April 23, and an English-subtitled version will premiere on Netflix at a later date.
El Chapo premieres Sunday, April 23, at 8 p.m. on the Univision Network.
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