Pedro Pascal Lands Starring Role in Netflix’s ‘Narcos’By: Josh Wolford - June 6, 2014
Netflix’s upcoming original series Narcos, which follows the life of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, has just landed a pretty hot commodity.
Deadline reports that Pedro Pascal will star opposite Wagner Moura in the epic series. Moura is set to play Escobar, while Pascal will play a Mexican DEO agent “sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him.”
We first heard about Narcos more than a year ago, and the show signed Moura as well as its showrunner, Chris Brancato, back in April. Soon after, Netflix pushed the debut back to early 2015, with on-location filming in Colombia to begin this summer.
Narcos will “chronicle the life and death of Escobar, the ruthless cartel boss and known terrorist who also was a congressman, a family man and revered by the poor as a new Robin Hood….[It]begins with the hunt for Escobar but moves on to the rise and subsequent fall of the Cali cartel, the north valley cartel, and the move into Mexico.”
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has said that “this version of the Escobar saga will be like nothing ever seen before.”
Pascal’s stock is at an all-time high right now, as he’s been making the rounds in Kings Landing as Oberyn Martell on HBO’s smash hit series Game of Thrones.
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