Netflix ‘Narcos’ Sets the Red Viper’s August Return by First Blow-y Teaser
It’s been some time since we’ve heard anything from the front of Netflix original series Narcos, captained by RoboCop director José Padilha, and starring the Red Viper himself, Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal. At last, Netflix has finally given us a first look at the new series, as well as an August premiere for the Colombian drug drama.
Awash in (fake) cocaine and a few drops of blood, the first teaser for Narcos doesn’t ship out any actual footage, but at least blows away an August 28 airdate for all episodes on Netflix. For those unfamiliar with the new series, here’s how Netflix describes Narcos:
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 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 José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) 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 (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Brazil’s renowned André 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 serve as executive producers on the series. Narcos is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix.
Provided mountains of cocaine aren’t any kind of trigger for you, check out the first Narcos teaser above, and get your scales ready for the August 28 premiere.