Netflix To Debut Pablo Escobar Drama ‘Narcos’ in 2014 [REPORT]By: Josh Wolford - February 7, 2013
Fresh off the instant success of their first big-budget series House of Cards, Netflix may already be lining up another series to expand upon their position as a true content provider and alternative to traditional cable.
According to Deadline, Netflix is eyeing a new project called Narcos, a series centered around Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Like House of Cards, Narcos’ first season would be 13 episodes. Apparently, Netflix is shooting for a 2014 release.
The series would be created and helmed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha.
Padilha, who is best known for his 2007 film Elite Squad and the 2010 film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, will make his break into big-budget American cinema with 2014’s Robocop remake.
Netflix would be partnering with Gaumont International Television, the American wing of the French studio Gaumont. Launched in 2001, Gaumont International Television has already worked with Netflix on Hemlock Grove, a new original series from horror master Eli Roth which is slated to drop on April 19th.