A teaser trailer for Narcos Season 2 has been released by Netflix. The online movie streaming service has also announced the second season of the hit show debuts on Friday, September 2 with all 10 episodes immediately available.
Narcos stars Wagner Moura as the drug lord Pablo Escobar, Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, and Pedro Pascal playing DEA agent Javier Peña. The Netflix original series has been created by Carlos Bernard, Chris Brancato, and Doug Miro.
Season 2 Spoiler
The documentary-style drama follows the real-life exploits of several notorious drug kingpins from the late 1980s, most particularly Pablo Escobar. It chronicles the fight by various political, legal, police, and military forces against one of the world’s most valuable commodities, cocaine.
The 30-second trailer does not reveal much in the way of action. It only shows Moura staring into the camera with three dates flashing on screen. The first date, December 1, 1949, is Escobar’s birth date, followed by December 2, 1993, the day he was killed in a gunfight. The third date, September 2, 2016, is when Netflix will make Season 2 available.
Showing Escobar’s death date in the trailer implies Season 2 of the docudrama might include the drug lord’s untimely demise. It seems, however, the assumption is right.
“It’s all about Pablo on the run, because the first season covers ten years of Pablo’s life – the first day he sees cocaine for the first time, to the day he escapes from La Catedral. And now it’s very short, it’s from the day Pablo escapes, to his… death. Pablo’s going to die this season.”
Revealing such a crucial event in the plot leaves one to wonder if there will be a Season 3. With no main character, what are the chances the series will go on?
Speculation suggests it’s not likely the show will continue. Yet, with high ratings and critical acclaim, perhaps Netflix will create a new storyline in much the same way FX did with American Horror Story.
The brilliant portrayal of the Medellín Cartel leader earned Wagner Moura a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. While many believe the Brazilian actor was perfect for the Escobar role, Moura was hesitant to play the part.
“It was the craziest thing I’ve ever done,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I didn’t speak Spanish, I wasn’t thin — I wasn’t the obvious choice to play this character.”
Who Was Pablo Escobar?
Once known as “The King of Cocaine,” Pablo Escobar was born to a lower-middle class family in Medellín, Colombia. In the 1970s, he created and controlled the Medellín Cartel. The drug organization made billions of dollars illegally exporting cocaine to the U.S. through Miami.
By the 1990s, the cartel was one of the most powerful crime syndicates in history with Escobar sitting on top. With an estimated worth of nearly $30 billion, he was easily among the wealthiest people on the planet.
After those methods failed, Escobar surrendered to the Colombian government. He received a 5-year sentence andwas sent to a privately run prison in his home country.
With the possibility of extradition to the U.S. still looming, El Patrón escaped prison and went on the run. Colombian forces caught up with him on December 2, 1993 in a middle class neighborhood of Medellín. A gunfight ensued and Escobar was killed.
The story of Escobar’s life remains popular more than 20 years after the kingpin’s death. He lives on in countless books, TV shows, and documentaries.
If you have not watched the first season of Netflix’s real-life inspired drug drama, there is still time before Narcos Season 2 starts. The 10 episodes, which premiered in September 2015, are still available on the TV series and movie streaming service.
As we get closer to the debut of the next season, hopefully, Netflix will release a new trailer. With any luck, the teaser will give a more in-depth preview of what lies ahead for Pablo Escobar.
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