Gaumont acquires distribution rights to “El Capo”

Gaumont –the studio behind Narcos– has acquired distribution rights to all three seasons of El Chapo, after signing an agreement with Story House Entertainment.
This way, Gaumont now has the international distribution rights, including digital rights in the U.S. “Following the success of Gaumont’s series Narcos, El Chapo clearly demonstrates the worldwide audience’s fascination with the lives of the world’s most powerful drug lords,” said Vanessa Shapiro, president of worldwide TV distribution and coproduction at Gaumont.
The series was created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra, who is also the showrunner, and Carlos Contreras. The story explores the life story of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman over a span of three decades: from 1985, when he was a low-level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and his ultimate downfall.
The production house Story House Entertainment belonged to Univision Group. Recently, the Hispanic company closed this unit as part of its restructuring process.