WATCH: There’s a lot of Blow in Netflix’s “Narcos” Teaser Trailer
There's no business like blow business.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is a fascinating and terrifying historical figure that Hollywood has tried to pin down in various biopics countless times. Even the fictional characters of HBO’s Entourage took a crack at the coke kingpin’s life with the (also failed) fake film Medellin. Now it looks like Netflix has stepped into the ring to portray the immense excess—drugs, women, murders—surrounding Escobar and the Medellin cartel through a brand-new series: Narcos.
The streaming service giant has kept the details of the project, created by Jose Padilha (Robocop reboot), under wraps (as you can tell by the teaser below) but describes Narcos as “the true story of US and Colombian efforts in the 1980s to battle the infamous Pablo Escobar and the Medellin drug cartel, one of the richest, most ruthless criminal organizations in the history of modern crime.”
Escobar will be played by Wagner Moura (Elysium), while Javier Peña and Steve Murphy—real-life DEA agents—will be portrayed by Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones). Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down) and Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights) round out the drama’s cast.
On August 28, all ten episodes of Narcos will be available for streaming at Netflix.