In this edition of TV Bits:
- The pilot episode of Cameron Crowe‘s Roadies is now online for free.
- The first teaser for Narcos season 2 is here.
- David Cross says that more W/ Bob and David is on the way…hopefully.
- The Hey Arnold! TV movie reveals a title and voice cast.
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Netflix doesn’t release its viewership numbers. In fact, even people that work on the streaming service’s shows, like Kevin Spacey, don’t know exactly how many people have watched their work. Since Netflix doesn’t sell advertisements, they don’t feel obligated to release those figures. If they’re happy with the numbers — as they were with their most-watched movie ever, The Ridiculous Six — they don’t feel the need to boast about them. If they’re not pleased with viewership, then very few people outside of Netflix will ever know about it. Unless a show gets the ax, of course.
The streaming service hasn’t come out and said how many viewers their original content attracts, but the company has released the Netflix Binge Scale, revealing which shows are the most devoured (Sense8, Grace & Frankie) or savored (Daredevil, Narcos) by their customers.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Netflix presented a panel on Narcos, their historical drama about Pablo Escobar, with Eric Newman representing the producers of the show. He and José Padilha remain from season one, with new producers joining the production. Prior to the panel, Newman spoke with reporters in a roundtable about the second season of the show, currently in production. He confirmed some key details about the plot of season two, and speculated on the possibilities for season three. (Be warned there are spoilers ahead for season two, if historical events can be considered spoilers.) Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
No one loves Netflix’s original scripted drama slate more than Netflix itself. So far the service has renewed every drama it’s premiered, and as of today that includes Narcos. The drug trafficking saga just been confirmed to return for a second season, under Adam Fierro as the new showrunner. More details on the Narcos renewal after the jump. Read More »
Narcos is the Netflix series that tells the bloody story of Pablo Escobar, the Medellin cartel, and the law agents who sought to control the flow of cocaine and money in and out of Escobar’s organization. This new Narcos trailer features voiceover from Boyd Holbrook, who plays one of the feds on Escobar’s trail, explaining just how messed up the situation was. It also shows off Wagner Moura as Escobar, and Pedro Pascal as the partner of Holbrook’s agent.
There are big cues from gangster epics such as Goodfellas, and a couple staggering shots, like the image of a man escaping from a trench filled with bodies. Check out the Narcos trailer to see how Netflix is telling this story. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
After a blood-splattered, cocaine-dusted first teaser, Netflix’s Narcos has come back with its first full-on trailer. Wagner Moura plays legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal the DEA agents who attempt to take him down in the 1980s. Watch the Narcos trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones fans still missing the Red Viper will be happy to know he’ll be back on their TVs in just a couple months. Netflix has set an August debut date for Narcos, starring Pedro Pascal as a DEA agent chasing down legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura). Boyd Holbrook also stars as another DEA agent.
Watch the first Netflix Narcos teaser, and see another Narcos still, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
After spending the past season on Game of Thrones trying to exact revenge for the death of his sister, Pedro Pascal is skipping over to Netflix to try and bring a different bad guy to justice.
Pascal is set to star in Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama Narcos, opposite Wagner Moura (Elysium). Jose Padilha (Robocop) is directing. Get more details on the show after the jump.
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Pablo Escobar is a figure that has become the inspiration for many a film, and now he and the Medellin Cartel are going to be the focus of a new limited series on Netflix. The former DVD rental house and current streaming movie champ will be the home for a ten-episode show called Narcos. Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) is directing. Now Wagner Moura, star of Elite Squad, has been cast as Escobar. Read More »