La viuda negra
Season 1 poster
Created by
  • Yesmer Uribe
  • Gustavo Bolívar
Based onLa Patrona de Pablo Escobar: Vida y muerte de Griselda Blanco
by José Guarnizo
Written by
  • Juan José Gaviria
Story byJosé Guarnizo
Directed by
  • Carlos Cock
  • William González Zafra
  • Alejandro Lozano
  • Alejandro García
Creative directorGabriela Monroy
StarringSee list
Theme music composerFrancis Amat
Opening theme"Cuidado" by Samo
Country of origin
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Colombia
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes144
Executive producerHugo León Ferrer
  • Madeleine Contreras
  • Dereck Bond
Production locations
EditorAlba Merchan Hamann
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 23, 2014 (2014-02-23) –
May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)

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.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
181February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08)
258February 28, 2016 (2016-02-28)[1]May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)

Season 1 (2014)

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.[2]

Season 2 (2016)

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".[3]

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.[3]





The series premiered on February 23, 2014, in United States on UniMás, on September 1, 2014, in Colombia on Caracol Televisión.[4]


  1. ^ "Actores piden mejorar condiciones de trabajo tras accidente de Angeline Moncayo". (in Spanish). 2 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ Univision Network. "Sinopsis de 'La Viuda Negra'" (in Spanish). Univision. Archived from the original on 2014-07-01. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "¡No te pierdas La Viuda Negra II! Estreno mundial 28 de febrero a las 10PM/9C por UniMás". (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Canal Caracol anuncia el estreno de la serie 'La viuda negra'". (in Spanish). 29 August 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2016.