Netflix have announced that its anticipated original series, Narcos, will premiere Friday, August 28th exclusively for its members around the world. The announcement was made yesterday morning with a teaser video, blowing away the reveal of the show’s late summer launch date.
Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in a brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in an effort to control the world’s most powerful commodity: cocaine.
The series re-partners creator and executive producer Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wanger Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as the real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. The series also features powerful performances by Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba (El Corazon Del Oceano), British theatre star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also see later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Brazil’s renowned Andre Mattos (Elite Squad), beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and the stunning Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down, Nacho Libre) from Mexico.
Eric Newman (Children of Men) the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and Chris Brancato (Hannibal) also service as executive producers on the series.
Narcos is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix.
All ten (10) episodes of Narcos will premiere on Friday, August 28th.