Three Univision Networks to Simulcast Premiere of Black Widow Drama


MIAMI: Univision, UniMás and Galavisión are partnering to simulcast the premiere of the dramatic series The Black Widow, a first in the history of the Spanish-language U.S. networks owned by Univision Communications.

The program will air simultaneously on all three channels on February 23 at 10 p.m. It will then settle into its regular 10 p.m. time slot Monday through Friday on UniMás.

Before the premiere, Univision will broadcast a special on its Aquí y Ahora newsmagazine tracing the life of Griselda Blanco, the so-called “Cocaine Godmother” whose life inspired the series. Blanco moved to the U.S. from Colombia and ruled the Miami drug trade in the ’70s and ’80s. She married and killed several husbands, earning her the “Black Widow” nickname. The one-hour long investigative special will air at 7 p.m. the night of the premiere.

“It’s a fascinating look into the dark world of a woman loved by some, hated by most, and feared by all that will build on UniMás’s commitment to deliver the best Spanish-language alternative programming to U.S. audiences,” said Alberto Ciurana, the president of programming and content for Univision Networks. “By premiering her amazing true story on our three leading networks and the Aquí y Ahora special, we are creating a first of its kind event in Hispanic media.”