Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Loses (Another) Showrunner Before Season 2
Netflix’s Colombian drug trade drama Narcos proved a slow-but-steady hit, recently garnering itself a Golden Globe nomination for Pablo Escobar portrayer Wagner Moura, but behind-the-scenes has proven a bit shaky. Following the loss of one showrunner, the second has now stepped down in advance of Season 2.
Per Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Adam Fierro will step down from the series after early work on the Season 2 writers room, Fierro having previously stepped in for Chris Brancato. Intriguingly however, writer-producers José Padilha and Eric Newman will return as EPs to lead the a team of writers, no one in particular carrying the “showrunner” title.
For those unfamiliar with the series:
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 with Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar, alongside alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña.
It remains to be seen when exactly all 10 episodes of Narcos Season 2 will premiere, but rewatch the trailer below, watch all episodes on streaming, and stay tuned for the latest.