‘The Day I Met El Chapo’ Debuts October 20 on Netflix

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Hollywood, California, August 29, 2017 – Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network, announced today the biographical series “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story” will debut exclusively on Netflix on October 20, 2017.

“The Day I Met El Chapo” is the biographical account of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. The three-part series tells Kate’s side of the story using never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what 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.

“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. This project 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,” said del Castillo, protagonist and executive producer of “The Day I Met El Chapo.”

“I was extremely excited to delve into the craziest ‘life imitating art’ saga I’ve ever heard, a story wrapped around a core of complex social and political issues. I’m honored that Kate gave me the opportunity to tell her truth,” said David Broome, series creator and executive producer.

The series is produced by 25/7 Productions and Kate del Castillo Productions. The executive producers include David Broome, Yong Yam and Kate del Castillo. The director of the series is Carlos Armella.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading internet television network with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About 25/7 Productions

25/7 Productions is a leading independent production company launched in 2003 by Dave Broome, and has produced hundreds of hours of innovative entertainment programming from large scale unscripted formats to Emmy nominated documentaries. The company is driven by passion and a desire to inspire and surprise audiences around the world.