Seems like we’re in an era where we’re as fascinated as we are horrified of the world’s war against drugs. This is probably why History Channel just announced they will be turning the life of the infamous ‘Chapo’ Guzmán into a TV series, titled "#Cartel."

Jana Bennett, History president and general manager released a statement to announce the exciting project. “As we expand the canvas of topics covered by History to include events of the recent past, we are pleased to be teaming with Chris Brancato on this project,” she said. “The true story of ‘El Chapo’, fraught with murder, drugs, corruption and celebrity, has been and continues to be one of the most disturbing and fascinating of the past decade,” Bennet continued before calling Brancato “the perfect person to bring this slice of modern history to the screen.”

As explained by Bennett, Brancato, the co-creator of the hit Netflix drama, “Narcos” will script the new series. “The show is a metaphor for the lives we present on the internet, the secret selves we reveal in supposedly private communication, and the risks of not-so-humble-bragging on social media,” Brancato told Deadline.

Guzmán has been making major headlines this past year, not only for being considered one of the most powerful kingpins of all time, but for having been captured for the third time. El Chapo managed to escape two maximum-security prisons, and last year, while being a fugitive, Guzmán granted an interview to Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn.

The reunion took place because the drug lord allegedly wanted to talk about making a film about his life. Instead it only resulted in a crummy article by Penn, which was later published by Rolling Stone magazine.

However, Mexican authorities did say the reunion helped them track El Chapo before his January recapture, which is why del Castillo stated that she felt used by Sean Penn and continues to be investigated by the government.