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Check Out The First Teaser For The El Chapo Series On Netflix

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Univision has released the first teaser trailer for El Chapo, its upcoming co-production with Netflix. Starring Marco de la O, the show will examine the notorious drug kingpin over the course of three cycles, according to Deadline. Each section will examine a different period of El Chapo's life. It will begin with his early years in the Guadalajara cartel, transition to his rise to power, and end with his downfall.

The teaser provides a peek into El Chapo's world of fear and vice with plenty of the visual hallmarks of drug-related thrillers. Briefcases, cash, and over-exposed shots of convertibles under palm trees: looks like El Chapo provides it all. While inevitable similarities will be drawn between this series and Narcos, El Chapo has the unique trait of premiering while El Chapo's real life saga continues in court.

The series is the first official co-production between Netflix and Univision. Netflix is banking on a future of international co-productions, having recent invested nearly $2 billion into projects with other countries.

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El Chapo is set to premiere April 23 on Univision, with episodes moving to Netflix after their first run.