El Chapo (Univision 2017, Marco de la O, Valentina Acosta)

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the ’90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

From Univision’s press release, June 2018… Univision and Story House Entertainment today announced that breakout series “El Chapo” will return for its third and final season on Monday, July 9. The 13-episode season will air Monday through Friday at 10 PM ET / PT on Univision with English subtitles; the No. 1 Spanish-language network broke boundaries by airing the second season with subtitles.

Season three will debut globally on Netflix at a later date to be announced. “El Chapo” is co-produced by Story House Entertainment and Netflix. With his criminal organization functioning better than many legitimate international corporations, he has become one of the most wanted criminals, as elusive as he is powerful-until now. Season three sees El Chapo’s alliances within the DEA and Mexican government beginning to fall apart, setting off a chain of events that lead to the kingpin losing his strength, his allies, and ultimately his freedom.

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Throughout the season viewers bear witness as The Chapo is captured by Mexican authorities, escapes from a maximum security prison, and is ultimately recaptured and extradited. The final season of the ripped-from-the-headlines drama reflects events that take place between 2009 and 2017.


production details
USA – Mexico / Univision – Netflix – Story House Entertainment / 33×55 minutes / Broadcast 23 April 2017 – 25 July 2018

Writers: Silvana Aguirre Zegarra, Daniel Posada,

Marco de la O as Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman
Valentina Acosta as Alejandra
Juan Carlos Olivas as El Güero
Humberto Busto as Don Sol
Alejandro Aguilar as Toño
Hernán Romo as Benjamin Avendaño
Tete Espinoza as Chío

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