Kingpin

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Kingpin is an American crime drama television series which debuted on the NBC network in the U.S. and CTV in Canada on February 2, 2003 and lasted 6 episodes. NBC's answer to The Sopranos and also influenced by The Godfather, Macbeth and Traffik, the... read more

Kingpin is an American crime drama television series which debuted on the NBC network in the U.S. and CTV in Canada on February 2, 2003 and lasted 6 episodes. NBC's answer to The Sopranos and also influenced by The Godfather, Macbeth and Traffik, the story was about a Mexican drug trafficker named Miguel Cadena and his family life. It was to be followed by a television series, but low ratings and the network's discomfort with airing a show with a drug trafficker protagonist canceled those plans. Commercials for the mini-series on NBC featured the song "Más" by the Mexican band Kinky, which also featured in the series.

Original Release

02/02/2003 on NBC

US Release

02/02/2003

Cast

Bobby Cannavale Chato Cadena
Sheryl Lee Marlene McDillon Cadena
Brian Benben Dr. Heywood Klein
Yancey Arias Miguel Cadena
Shay Roundtree Junie Gatling
Rubén J. Carbajal Joey Cadena
Greg Serano Joaquin
Darius McCrary Truck Thomas
Wings Hauser Doug Duffy
Neko Parham Shawn Williams
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Pilot Sunday, 02 February 2003
2 El Velorio Tuesday, 04 February 2003
3 Black Magic Woman Sunday, 09 February 2003
4 French Connection Tuesday, 11 February 2003
5 The Odd Couple Sunday, 16 February 2003
6 Gimme Shelter Tuesday, 18 February 2003

Directors

Daniel Sackheim, Michael M. Robin, James Hayman, Peter O'Fallon, Allen Coulter

Writers

David Mills, Lloyd Rose, Susie Putnam, Maria Elena Rodriguez, Floyd Salas, Doug Palau

Creators

David Mills

Cast

Bobby Cannavale Chato Cadena
Sheryl Lee Marlene McDillon Cadena
Brian Benben Dr. Heywood Klein
Yancey Arias Miguel Cadena
Shay Roundtree Junie Gatling
Rubén J. Carbajal Joey Cadena
Greg Serano Joaquin
Darius McCrary Truck Thomas
Wings Hauser Doug Duffy
Neko Parham Shawn Williams
Eduardo Palomo Capt. Lazareno
Angela Alvarado DEA Agent Delia Flores / Delia Flores
Angela Alvarado Delia Flores
Pepe Serna Jorge Romo
Malik Yoba Bobby Curtis
Elpidia Carrillo Lupita
Toy Connor Sharonda Clifford
Maria Conchita Alonso Ariela
Miguel Sandoval Tio Beto
Sam Vlahos Bishop

Producers

Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
E. Duke Vincent Executive Producer
David Mills Executive Producer
Daniel Sackheim Executive Producer
Paul Cajero Producer
Tony Palermo Producer
Doug Palau Producer
James L. Conway Producer
Jonathan Levin Producer

Editors

Conrad M. Gonzalez, Anthony Redman

2003EmmyOutstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
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