Netflix’s Narcos made clear shortly after Season 2 that the story would continue for at least two more years, but less certain was the historical tenure of its leading roles. We know Pedro Pascal will return, but for the moment Season 3 has confirmed a Cloverfield star and more in its new cast.
We knew that Netflix’s Narcos would eventually say goodbye to Pablo Escobar, we just didn’t know it would be so soon! The drug-trafficking drama has already moved on, starting production on Season 3 with the first official photo.
It was only a month ago that it was reported that Benicio Del Toro was in talks to star in The Predator, Shane Black’s reboot of the famous monster action series. But now The Hollywood Reporter that Del Toro won’t appear in the film, and Black and producers are back on the hunt for another star. Now the guy close to the lead role is Narcos star Boyd Holbrook.
We already know that one of the villains in the upcoming Wolverine sequel is Mister Sinister, aka Nathaniel Essex, whose arrival was teased in the X-Men: Apocalypse post-credits scene. But what about the film’s other villain, played by Narcos star Boyd Holbrook? Thanks to another new image from Logan, we have our first look at Holbrook’s character — and a name to go along with it.
The second season of Netflix’s Narcos made its fair share of deviations from history, even if it ultimately arrived at a fateful end for Pablo Escobar. A two-season renewal since has cemented that Netflix plans to continue the story, but what of lead Boyd Holbrook, whose character left Colombia soon after?
Elisabeth Moss has become a skillful indie actress since her stint on AMC’s Mad Men, taking on films like Listen Up Philip, High-Rise, and Queen of Earth. We’ll have to wait for the second season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake to see her on our TV screens again, but her new Sundance drama The Free World should tide us over until then.
Netflix Narcos fans had good reason to wonder if, and how the series might continue without its central focus on Pablo Escobar, though the release of Season 2 gave a pretty definitive answer on that front. Now, the renewed focus is assured with a two-season order, along with confirmation of the new Narcos villain.
Netflix Narcos viewers run a divide between those who know Pablo Escobar’s historical fate, and those spoiled by cavalier Season 2 promotion. Now, Season 2 bosses explain the Titanic influence on Season 2's surprising end, and how some lingering mystery might inform Season 3.
It’s a fine line to draw, between actual history and dramatized spoilers, but Netflix’s Narcos seems to have abandoned any and all pretense of a major date with destiny going down in Season 2. That said, the new trailer and poster pivot into a very different kind of mystery instead – who pulled the trigger?
Whether or not Pablo Escobar has a certain date with destiny lined up in the second season of Netflix’s Narcos, he sure isn’t getting there without a fight. Chaos descends into Colombia with Pablo on the run in the first full trailer for Narcos Season 2, ahead of its September premiere.