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Univision is readying to premiere the second season of El Chapo, a series co-produced with Netflix and Story House Entertainment.

el chapo 16 august 20171The 12-episode season will begin on 17 September on Univision Network. The entire season will be added to Netflix’s subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) catalogue later, once it has finished its run on the US Hispanic network.

Season two kicks off with Chapo’s first prison break and goes on to reveal the critical role corrupt government officials play in aiding El Chapo’s rise over his rival cartel bosses.

“Based on intense interest in this story, we are taking an unprecedented step to expand the reach of our breakout series El Chapo by making it accessible with English subtitles on Univision Network. The series has captured the attention of audiences around the world,” said Camila Jiménez Villa, co-president and chief content officer of Fusion Media Group, Univision’s unit of which Story House Entertainment is a property.

El Chapo was created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra and Carlos Contreras and produced by Daniel Posada. The second season was directed by five directors from four countries: Ernesto Contreras (Mexico), Carlos Moreno (Colombia), Hammudi Al-Rahmoun (Spain), and Daniel and Diego Vega (Peru).

The series stars Marco de la O as El Chapo, in addition to Humberto Busto, Juan Carlos Olivas, Alejandro Aguilar, Rolf Petersen, Hernan Romo, Diego Vasquez, or Juliette Pardau, among others.