The History channel decided to follow the example of the online service Netflix and shoot its own series about the drug wars. The head of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as Shorty or El Chapo , has come to the attention of the network's leadership. The information site Variety writes about this.|
The idea for the new series, dubbed #Cartel , belongs to Chris Brancato , who is well-versed in the topic of drug warfare, as he is one of the creators of the drama "Barygi" ( Narcos).
The new show is positioned as a look at the drug war through the prism of the story of Joaquin Guzman Loera . The project tells about the ascent of Shorty to the top of power. Unlike many drug lords, Guzman has a fan base that is directly related to the entertainment and music industry. The upcoming series is a story about drug cartels that successfully use social networks to create their own image, find new dealers and pay off their competitors.
“I've been watching History for a long time, so it's an honor to work with the channel on a story about how modern technology and crime are intertwined. The new show is a metaphor for the life we lead on the Internet, ”, Brancato said in a statement.
So far, History has ordered the production of one episode of the show. The project itself is quite relevant, since not so long ago El Chapo was a frequent visitor to the news columns. This year, Guzman Loeru was caught again after escaping in July last year, and a shocking interview with drug lord Sean Penn sparked an outcry on social media.
The Topic of Article: History Channel will get involved in drug war.