Brazil’s top film star Wagner Moura brings back to life the charismatic trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar in drama series Narcos.
An all-new take on the amazing story of the Medellin Cartel, once the world’s most ambitious and violent trafficking organization, Narcos reunites the creators of the ultimate Brazilian cop action and political film, Elite Squad: Moura (Elysium) and Padilha (Robocop).
Executive produced by Padilha, Eric Newman (Children of Men), the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (Sorcerer’s Apprentice), and Chris Brancato (Hannibal), the ten episode initial season of Narcos will soon begin filming in Colombia with the series arriving in all Netflix territories in early 2015.
“Jose and Wagner together created one of the most sophisticated and chilling portraits of criminality and official corruption ever in their Elite Squad movies,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Their version of the Escobar saga will be like nothing ever seen before.”
“Our idea is to tell the true story of how cocaine became such a huge problem in the U.S. and Europe – and how it all started here in Medellin,” said Padilha, now preparing Narcos in Colombia.
From Netflix’s press release, September 2016… Netflix today confirmed that original series Narcos has been renewed for two more seasons. José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) continue to serve as executive producers of the series. Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar
Ana De La Reguera as Elisa
Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy
Gabriela De La Garza as Diana Turbay
Manolo Cardona as Eduardo Mendoza
Pedro Pascal as Javier Pena
Roberto Urbina as Fabio Ochoa
key behind the scenes crew
Carlo Bernard as Creator/Executive Producer
Doug Miro as Creator/Executive Producer
Eric Newman as Executive Producer
José Padilha as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
8/28/2015 – continuing
Renewed for third and fourth seasons
network and production companies
Netflix – Gaumont Film Company, The