A notorious drug lord is the focus of a new series in development at the cable channel History. The channel revealed it has put “#Cartel” into development, based on Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
El Chapo has been in the headlines in recent months with his capture following his meeting with actor Sean Penn. Deadline.com reports that the new series comes from “Narcos” co-creator Chris Brancato.
“Written by Brancato,’#Cartel’ will explore the global drug wars through the true story of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, called the most powerful drug lord in history,” Deadline reports. “Described as a story of power, money, sex and the human cost of the drug wars, the drama will chronicle the kingpin’s rise to power, taking a look inside the stranger-than-fiction world of drug cartels who use social media to maintain their image, recruit new members and threaten rivals.”