Netflix has had an upcoming original series called Narcos in the works for quite some time, but we’ve heard very little about its progress until now.
Deadline first reported on the Gaumont International Television project as a Netflix original early last year, saying it would debut in 2014, and that it would be thirteen episodes and directed by Jose Padilha, known for the Elite Squad films and more recently the Robocop remake.
Deadline got another exclusive on this show, and is now reporting that Chris Brancato will run the it, and that it will star Wagner Moura, a well-known star in Brazil, as Pablo Escobar. It also shares this description::
The series 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 has worked with Gaumont on Hemlock Grove, which is due for a second season very soon, though no announcement has been made yet.
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