English-speaking Hispanic viewers in the U.S. will have the opportunity to tune in to “Estado de Gracia” (State of Grace), Mexico’s highly-provocative dramatic series about the country’s illegal drug trade that’s been captivating audiences across the country, when Cinelatino re-launches it with English subtitles in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Set against the backdrop of the drug trafficking crisis in Mexico, “Estado de Gracia,” is a political suspense thriller about a local congresswoman, portrayed by renowned actress Karina Gidi, who proposes a law to legalize drugs in an effort to dismantle the powerful drug cartels and end the narco-related violence.
“Packed with action and suspense, the series did incredibly well with our audience, which is why we chose to re-launch it with English subtitles so acculturated Hispanic audiences are able to enjoy it,” claimed James M. McNamara, Chairman of Cinelatino. ‘Estado de Gracia’ is one of the best series to come out of Mexico, and we’re proud to make it available to a wider U.S. audience.”
The 13-episode series portrays a sobering view of the country’s illegal drug trade and touches on sensitive issues such as corruption among politicians and police, blame, the impunity of drug traffickers, violence and drug-related killings, addiction, temptations among those in office, the role of the media, and the dangers facing non-corrupt police officers. The series also captures the human element to the story, showing the impact of drugs in the home, at the office and in school.
The series was directed by the highly-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Carlos Bolado, whose recent and controversial film about the 1994 murder of a presidential candidate, Colosio, el Asesinato, was the third highest-grossing Mexican film this year.
“Estado de Gracia” features top quality production values and a strong cast of top Mexican talent, including Karina Gidi (Abel; Gitanas), Daniel Martinez (Ella y el Candidato; El Infierno; Como No Te Voy a Querer), Raul Mendez (Mariachi Gringo; Sultanes del Sur; Amar a Morir), José Carlos Rodríguez (Rudo y Cursi; Vantage Point; Asi del Precipicio), Lisa Owen (Vantage Point; Nacho Libre), Roberto Sosa (Get the Gringo; Cartas a Elena), and Dagoberto Gama (Amores Perros; La Reina del Sur; El Infierno).