Viacom-owned VH1 and New York-based, MGM Entertainment-owned Big Fish Entertainment are teaming on a 10-part docuseries that follows the descendants of the drug cartel life as they try to redeem themselves.
Cartel Crew will examine the lives of eight descendants of the cartel in Miami, Florida as they navigate adulthood and the impact their relatives had on their upbringing. Now disconnected from their past, they want to make a name for themselves outside of the drug world.
Cast members include Michael Blanco, the youngest son of Griselda Blanco (the “Cocaine Godmother”); and twins Nicole and Michael Zavala, who grew up enjoying the cartel life without losing a loved one to murder or prison, and now strive to be accepted in the community where some don’t believe they grew up with a legitimate tie to the cartel.
Cartel Crew is executive produced by Dan Cesareo (pictured), Lucilla D’Agostino, Faith Gaskins and Lashan Browning and co-executive produced by James Knox for Big Fish Entertainment. Nina L. Diaz and Daniel Blau Rogge executive produce for VH1.
Cartel Crew premieres on VH1 starting Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.