Luckily, despite Wagner Moura stepping away from the series, Narcos will continue way into the future, as revealed by showrunners Eric Newman and José Padilha.
“We’ll stop when the drug trade stops,” Padilha told Variety, Newman adding: “We’ll stop when you stop. That’s our pact with America.”
Speaking about season two, the duo told the publication how focusing on 18 months of Escobar’s life, rather than 15 years, changed the show fundamentally.
“It allowed us to slow down and live with the characters a little bit more than we could have last season,” Newman told the trade. “Now we’re watching his empire collapse around him.”
Narcos hit Netflix on the 2 September and has received relatively positive reviews, currently holding a 76% Metacritic score.
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