Brazilian actor Wagner Moura will return to work under the direction of José Padilha, playing the role of the drug lord Pablo Escobar in the new Netflix Series ‘Narcos’ .
Moura, who shot to fame with his role in the police films, was chosen to give life to the Colombian drug trafficker and politician. “Narcos” which will chronicle the life and death of Escobar, the most famous boss in the history of drug trafficking in Colombia, will consist of 10 episodes in its first season, all directed by Padilha.
The story starts with the hunt for Pablo Escobar and his downfall as leader of the Cali cartel, and it will continue with his presence in Mexico, so it will be linked with the current battle against drug trafficking.
“Jose and Wagner together created one of the most sophisticated and chilling portraits of criminality and official corruption ever in their Elite Squad movies,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “Their version of the Escobar saga will be like nothing ever seen before.”
The series is being produced by Gaumont International Television and it will premiere on the online streaming service in early 2015.
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