The seemingly legitimate Stanford educated Miguel Cadena (Yancey Arias
) must take over the family business. Several relatives fit him for the control of the family business. What is the family business? The Cadena’s run a drug cartel in Mexico.
Marlene McDillon (Sheryl Lee
) is Miguel’s US born wife who tries to help Miguel, but is both disliked by the rest of the family, and has troubles of her own. She works as a lawyer in Mexico. Chato Cadena (Bobby Cannavale
) is Miguel’s very aggressive, very macho brother who seems to be on Miguel’s side of the fight.
Meanwhile, Delia Flores (Angela Alvarado Rosa
) is a DEA agent working to take down the Cadena drug Cartel.
The series was NBC’s response to such harder-hitting, gritter shows as appear on pay-per-view and basic cable like The Sopranos
. While the series was just six episodes long, the intention was to create a series if the audience numbers were there. The audience that followed the antics of the Cadena’s was not large enough for NBC.