Mexican drug lord El Chapo will soon have a TV show based on his life made by the writer and co-creator of popular Netflix series Narcos.
The series will explore global drug wars through Joaquin Guzman’s story, the channel said. The drama’s title is Cartel, preceded by a hashtag.
A pilot script was ordered from writer-producer Chris Brancato, whose credits include Netflix’s Narcos, the History Channel said Tuesday. Last year, Guzman had broken out of prison and was on the run when he had a secret meeting with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn. Penn wrote about it for Rolling Stone magazine.