And for Netflix’s next trick… the internet portal has become renowned for high-quality drama series and releasing episodes all at once so people can watch whole series in one sitting. The next big series to start on the portal, Narcos, chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities. Have a look at the high-octane trailer after the jump.
The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The series also features powerful performances by Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba, Joanna Christie, Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Manolo Cardona, André Mattos, Luis Guzman and Ana de la Reguera.
It starts on 28th August.