'Game of Thrones' Actor to Star

Pedro Pascal, who plays Oberyn Martell on this season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has been tapped to star opposite Wagner Moura in Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama “Narcos,” sources confirm.

The series, directed by Jose Padilha (“Robocop”), tells the story of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, played by Moura, and the DEA agent (Pascal) who hunted him down.

“Narcos” is expected to debut on Netflix in 2015.

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Padilha and Moura (“Elysium”) previously worked together on Brazilian cop action and political films “Elite Squad” and “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.”

“Narcos,” set to begin filming soon in Colombia, is produced by Gaumont International Television. Series is executive produced by Padilha, Eric Newman (“Children of Men”), the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (“Sorcerer’s Apprentice”), and Chris Brancato (“Hannibal”). Netflix has placed an initial order of 10 episodes.

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