|La viuda negra|
|Based on||La Patrona de Pablo Escobar: Vida y muerte de Griselda Blanco|
by José Guarnizo
|Story by||José Guarnizo|
|Creative director||Gabriela Monroy|
|Theme music composer||Francis Amat|
|Opening theme||"Cuidado" by Samo|
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||144|
|Executive producer||Hugo León Ferrer|
|Editor||Alba Merchan Hamann|
|First shown in||United States|
|Original release||February 23, 2014 –|
May 22, 2016
La viuda negra (The Black Widow) is a 2014 Spanish-language telenovela produced by RTI Producciones and Televisa for United States-based television network Univisión and for Colombia-based television network Caracol Television. It is an adaptation of the book La patrona de Pablo Escobar of José Guarnizo based on history from Griselda Blanco.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||81||February 23, 2014||June 8, 2014|
|2||58||February 28, 2016||May 22, 2016|
The story of Griselda Blanco, a woman who as a teenager was raped by her stepfather. Griselda decides to leave home because her mother did not believe her stepfather abused her. Griselda joins a gang of criminals in order to survive alone in the world. Griselda falls for "Cejas" the first man who betrays her and thus was born "La viuda negra", a woman who murdered her three husbands for having betrayed her. Her ruthlessness and ability to sell large amounts of cocaine earned her the reputation of The Queen of Cocaine.
Griselda has a second chance to live, but to save her son, who is sentenced to die in the electric chair, Griselda agrees to work with the American government and help end a dangerous drug cártel, whose leader is José Joaquín Guerra, alias "El Diablo".
Griselda feels lost and desolate in love, until she meets her guardian angel, Ángel Escudero. This time, the widow will have to choose between returning to wear the crown as "Queen of Cocaine" or secure the future of her new family.
The series premiered on February 23, 2014, in United States on UniMás, on September 1, 2014, in Colombia on Caracol Televisión.