Narcos (Netflix 2015-2017, Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal)

An all-new take on the story of the Medellin Cartel, once the worlds 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 (Sorcerers 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.

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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 Netflixs 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.

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production details
USA | Netflix | 57 minutes | 2015-2017

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

cast
Wagner Moura as Pablo Escabar
Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña
Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy
Matias Varela as Jorge Salcedo
Damián Alcázar as Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela
Francisco Denis as Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela
Alberto Ammann as Pacho Herrera
Pêpê Rapazote as Chepe Santacruz Londoño
Arturo Castro as David Rodriguez
Michael Stahl-David as Chris Feistl
Matt Whelan as Daniel Van Ness
Andrea Londo as Maria Salazar

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