Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Were Narcos just another crime drama, it could go on indefinitely with the story of DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña chasing after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar . But it’s bound to historical events, and the fact is that Escobar couldn’t keep running forever. As of the end of season one, the clock is running out for Escobar. Season two picks up where season one left off, and promises to take us through to the end of Escobar’s story.
Which isn’t to say it’ll be smooth sailing for our heroes from here on out. Sure, we in 2016 know what becomes of Escobar (played here by Wagner Moura). But our heroes in the show, Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Peña (Pedro Pascal) are still in the middle of a very intense situation. As Murphy says, “Pablo is never more dangerous than when you almost have him.” Watch the latest Narcos season 2 trailer below. Read More »
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Wagner Moura, Narcos‘ Pablo Escobar, was at the Netflix presentations for the Television Critics Association to discuss the second season. We got to speak with Moura in a roundtable about the show, which will portray the final year of Escobar’s life in season two. Moura described the differences between the first and second seasons.
“I think the first season is more epic,” Moura said. “I think Narcos has this balance of the epic and the dramatic. The first season is very epic in terms of we really explain to people how the drug trade works. We have the voiceover, the real footage. We still have the same thing. It’s the same style but the second one, given the fact that it covers only one year of Pablo’s life, it’s very focused on Pablo so it’s more dramatic than epic.” Read More »
One time I made a joke about having never met a single person in real life who has actually watched Netflix’s crime series Narcos and I instantly regretted it. Narcos fans immediately began to emerge from the woodwork to let me know how much they enjoy the show and how I should give it a chance and so on and so forth. And since I’m fascinated by the drug war and would very much like more Pedro Pascal in my life, I think I may take them up on that suggestion.
Meanwhile, the Narcos season 2 trailer has arrived and while I’m sure it’ll get the dedicated fans properly excited, this is the exact kind of preview that helps pique my interest.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Since Netflix’s Narcos is based on historical events, all it takes is one quick Wikipedia search to figure out where the show is headed next. But getting there is the fun part, of course, and it looks like we can look forward to plenty of drama and intrigue in the next run of episodes. The streaming service has just released a fresh batch of Narcos season 2 first look images, and you can check ’em out below.
Returning for the next season are Wagner Moura as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, and Pedro Pascal as DEA agent Javier Peña. Read More »
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- 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.
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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 »