The nominal protagonist in this seamy, violent tale of a Mexican drug-trading family was Yancey Arias as Miguel Cadena, the Stanford-educated heir apparent to the Cardena criminal dynasty. Together with his icy, coke-addicted wife, Marlene (Sheryl Lee), Miguel coolly guided the destinies of his worldwide family business, eliminating enemies, friends, and loved ones alike to maintain his empire.
Last Episode01x06 Gimme Shelter Aired: Feb. 18, 2003
Tension mounts as the government starts to crack down on the drug cartels. Miguel attempts to protect his wife and son by sending them off to …
Series Fun Facts
- Steven Bauer was originally cast as Chato Cadena and publicity photos were distributed of him in the role. But Bauer was replaced with Bobby Cannavale.
- After Steven Bauer was fired, Melanie Griffith called NBC and offered to make an appearance in the miniseries if Bauer was rehired. Bauer is Griffith's ex-husband.
- A full weekly series was planned. But low ratings for this miniseries caused those plans to be cancelled.