Netflix‘s ‘The Snitch Cartel: Origins’ or ‘El Cartel de los Sapos – El Origen’ is a tale of love, violence, crime, and brotherhood and revolves around two siblings and their journey to become the leaders of the entire Colombian drug industry. Set in Cali, Colombia, in the 1960s and 1970s, the series depicts the formation of the Cali Cartel and how it became one of the most powerful drug empires in the world. ‘The Snitch Cartel: Origins’ is connected to TV series ‘EL cartel’ (2008-2010) and the 2011 film ‘The Snitch Cartel,’ both of which were adaptations of the 2008 namesake novel by Andrés López López. If you are wondering whether ‘The Snitch Cartel: Origins’ is filmed in Cali or elsewhere, we got you covered.
The Snitch Cartel: Origins Filming Locations
The series creators predominantly shot the first season of ‘The Snitch Cartel: Origins’ in Cali and Bogota, the capital of Colombia. The series is produced by Caracol Televisión, one of the most prominent private TV networks in Colombia. According to reports, the first season was filmed completely outdoors in the two aforementioned cities in 4 units and 4k quality with film optics. Let’s look at specific locations in detail.
Bogota is not only the capital city of Colombia, it is also the largest one. Established in 1538 by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, it is also one of the most important economic and cultural hubs in South America. While filming the first season of ‘The Snitch Cartel: Origins,’ Gustavo Angarita Jr. took a photo with co-star Carlos Manuel Vesga and shared it on his Instagram page. Projects like ‘Narcos,’ ‘Mile 22,’ and ‘The Belko Experiment’ were also shot in the Colombian Capital.
One of the major cities of Colombia, Cali is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department. It has been the base of operations for the eponymous cartel since the organization’s inception. Several scenes of ‘The Snitch Cartel: Origins’ were shot on location in Cali. Some of the other projects that have been filmed in the city are ‘Narcos,’ ‘The Snitch Cartel,’ and ‘The Vampires of Poverty.’
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