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Kate del Castillo attends TNTLA Platino Awards 2015 at Starlight Marbella on July 18, 2015 in Marbella, Spain. Daniel Perez/Getty Images

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo recently found herself in the spotlight after ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s second escape from prison. In 2012 del Castillo had published a statement telling the druglord to do more good for the people instead. When some suggested she should take it down, she refused. “I remember they wanted me to take the post down, but I didn’t do it. No way! There was not anything I said I didn’t agree with,” she insisted. Now, the actress has been given a role to go with that strong, opinionated mind of hers. Del Castillo just announced she’ll be playing Mexico’s First Lady in the upcoming Spanish-language Netflix series “Ingobernable.”

The Internet streaming platform has ordered 20 episodes of the series’ first season, where del Castillo’s character, Irene Urzua, will be a strong woman with a strong personality, conviction and clear ideas. Urzua is capable of “creating a president, leaving a president and killing a president.” “I absolutely love the role. It’s challenging, it’s risky, it’s compelling. The storyline and the cast are excellent. The kind of content Netflix is synonymous with. I am so happy to be part of the team,” the actress said.

The series will follow the footsteps of the network’s first Spanish-language series ever, “Club de Cuervos.” Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, “Netflix is committed to the creation of high-quality, Spanish-language original series for Mexico, U.S., Latin America and the world.” And proceeded to say how excited he is to have the super talented Kate del Castillo join the team of “Ingobernable,” which will be shot in Mexico starting early next year.

The show directed by José Luis García Agraz and Pedro Pablo Ibarra will be produced by Mexico’s Argos Comunicación and is expected to be available exclusively on Netflix later in 2016.

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