Narcos, the upcoming Pablo Escobar television series headed for Netflix next year, has just picked up another cast member.
The Wrap is reporting that the show has added Broadway star Joanna Christie, who will play one of the lead roles.
Christie is known best for her work in the Broadway musical Once, as well as in the play Equus, in which she co-starred with Daniel Radcliffe. She’s no stranger to television, however. She has appeared on Mr. Selfridge, Starlings, Doctors, Misifts, Inspector Lewis, No Angels, and Holby City.
The show stars Wagner Moura, a well-known star in Brazil, as Escobar, and is being run by Chris Brancato. The official description is as follows:
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….
The show is being produced by Gaumont International Television, with whom Netflix has worked on Hemlock Grove.
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