History has begun development of “#Cartel,” a scripted drama series about the global drug wars and famed drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.
In development with a script order, the drama will follow El Chapo’s rise to power and how drug cartels use social media to maintain their image, recruit new members and threaten rivals. El Chapo became Mexico’s top drug kingpin and is considered the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.
“Narcos” showrunner Chris Brancato is penning and producing the project which is a co-production of ABC Signature and A+E Studios. El Chapo has made headlines in the recent past for his capture, escape and recapture from prison as well as his clandestine meeting with actor Sean Penn and actress Kate del Castillo.