ViX has premiered "Paraíso Blanco," produced by Caracol Televisión today, 20th July, on the service's Premium plan. "'Paraíso Blanco' is one more example of how we are telling local and relevant stories in and from Colombia," Vincenzo Gratte ri, ViX's senior vice president of Development said. "This series will offer a different take on the early days in the criminal world of one of the most powerful drug traffickers in history, Carlos Lehder. Shot on international locations, 'Paraíso Blanco' is a story with action, romance, drama and a lot of adrenaline that will take viewers on a journey of never-before-told details."
Filmed in various locations, including New York, Miami and Cartagena, "Paraíso Blanco" is directed by Juan Carlos Vasquez and Carlos Andres Villamizar and executively produced Amparo Gutiérrez and Dago García. Diego Guarnizo was tasked with custome designing and art directin for the title, recreating in the 70's and 80's.
The series will feature renowned actor Sebastián Osorio as Carlos Lehder, alongside other cast members, Polish Actor Michal Malinowsky, Camila Bordon, Laura Rodríguez, Andrés Echavarria, Andrés Castañeda, LinaTejeiro, Cecilia Navia, Variel Sánchez, Cesar Álvarez and Juan Carlos Ortega."'Paraíso Blanco' more than a great production, is the effort, the dreams, the lack of sleep and the passion of each of the people who were part of an ideal team," Amparo Gutiérrez, Production Manager of Caracol Televisión and Executive producer of the series, said.
"Paraíso Blanco" tells the story, past and present, of the mastermind who changed drug trafficking forever when he decided to buy an island 340 kilometers off the coast of Florida in the 1970s. A half-Colombian, half-German, 100% rockstar man whose goal was to flood the world with cocaine, becoming the first Colombian drug trafficker to be extradited to the United States. "'Paraíso Blanco' represents the overcoming of the difficult task of reviving the life of Carlos Lehder," Gutiérrez said. "It is impressive how the story, however crude it may be, allowed us to find the value of resilience of all those who faced a fearsome villain, as well as to understand those moments that turned a once innocent child into a demon."
'Paraíso Blanco' more than a great production, is the effort, the dreams, the lack of sleep and the passion of each of the people who were part of an ideal team.” Amparo Gutiérrez Production Manager of Caracol Televisión, Executive producer, "Paraíso Blanco"