The streaming platform has announced an October 20 premiere date for The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story. Produced by the actress and 25/7 Productions, the documentary series is a Netflix original.
Netflix has made a strong bet on original content, and the productions keep on coming. This time, the service is presenting a new original documentary series titled The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story, produced by Kate del Castillo Productions and 25/7 Productions.
With a premiere date set for October 20, the series, which was announced back in August, presents a three-episode biographical account of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and her involvement in the meeting between herself, the Sinaloa drug cartel boss and American actor Sean Penn.
“As an actress I’ve been given the opportunity to portray fascinating fictional characters, roles I am very proud of. Now I get the chance to tell my story, my reality, my truth," explained the actress on a press release.
Telling her side of the story using never-before-seen footage and exclusive details, the series will present the facts that led to the infamous meeting between one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, a Hollywood star and one of Mexico’s most famous television actresses.
Previous details of the story were given by Sean Penn to Rolling Stone magazine in January 2016, which included an exclusive interview with El Chapo. Not long after Penn and del Castillo’s visit, Mexican authorities captured El Chapo, with authorities citing the actors' visit as instrumental in the search for the fugitive.
Thus, The Day I Met El Chapo "will dive into how it began, why I pursued accepting the rights to the life story of one of the most controversial Narco figures and what happened after," stated the actress.
Kate del Castillo will executive produce through her company, together with David Broome and Yong Yam for 25/7 Productions. David Brome is also the series creator.