Netflix has released a new trailer for their hit crime thriller series, Narcos, based on the manhunt for the infamous Colombian drug lord and cartel leader Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura). The first season followed agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) on their life-long mission to take down the notorious crime boss, but it was all leading up to this, the all-out war before Escobar’s final downfall.
History is history. We all know Escobar’s violent delights had violent ends, and the trailer also delves headfirst into that inevitable destination — Pablo’s days are numbered, the real question is how he dies. While the first season covered 15 years in the history of Escobar’s drug empire and the government’s hunt for him, the second season has a much more narrow view, spanning the final year of his life. “Who Killed Pablo Escobar?” asks the trailer, and Season 2 is all about how Escobar and his Medellin Cartel were finally brought down. While Moura is an excellent actor and will be missed, it’s fantastic to think that should Narcos continue to a third season, it has the potential to start telling new stories about the aftermath of Escobar’s death and lesser-known periods of Colombian history.
José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) serve as executive producers of the series, which also stars Joanna Christie, and Diego Cataño. All 10 episodes of Narcos Season 2 will launch Friday, September 2, exclusively on Netflix Until then, you can catch up with the Golden Globe-nominated first season of Narcos, which is available for members to stream instantly on Netflix in Ultra HD 4K. Watch the new Season 2 trailer below, and scroll down for a new poster.
Here’s the official series synopsis for Narcos:
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.