01/30/2014 10:45 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2014

Ex-Colombian Drug Leader Pens Second Cartel Series 'The Drug Baron'


The story of the man considered the world's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is heading to the small screen thanks to the pen of ex-Colombian drug leader Andres Lopez.

Univision’s UniMas channel has acquired the U.S. rights to the dramatic Spanish-language series “The Drug Baron,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The studio said it has acquired a minimum of 60 episodes that will air in 2014.

The author, Lopez, who was a member of the Cartel del Norte del Valle in Colombia and served time for drug trafficking in the United States, said in an interview that he is not trying to create a biography of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, but instead recreate the story that through fiction will show the reality that the character has lived.

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