Another new Netflix original is coming to the streaming service. Narcos will feature real-life stories based on the cocaine drug kingpins of the late 1980’s and will air exclusively on Netflix.
Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in an effort to control the world’s most powerful commodity: cocaine.
As you can see, not much is given away in the teaser, but given Netflix’s track record with grittier action/drama shows, it should be a great series. The series was created and will be executive produced by José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) and feature acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as Pablo Escobar with Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. Also joining the cast are Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Brazil’s renowned André Mattos (Elite Squad), beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and the stunning Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down, Nacho Libre) from Mexico. Eric Newman (Children of Men), Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (Sorcerer’s Apprentice), and Chris Brancato (Hannibal) are also on board as executive producers and Narcos is produced by Gaumont Television exclusively for Netflix.
Netflix is set to release all 10 episodes of Narcos on August 28, 2015.
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