‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Pedro Pascal to Star in Netflix Drama

'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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  1. tompenne says:

    I like the name “Medellin” much better. Maybe he can co-star with Vinnie Chase.

  2. Paramount Employee says:

    Shouldn’t this read the actor who “PLAYED” Martell since he got his head CRUSHED BY THE MOUNTAIN??? Oops. Spoiler, suckas!

    • Joe says:

      John Snow’s mom is Cersei and he Stannis shows up at Castle Black to save them from the wildlings.

      Opps. Spoiler, suckas!

      • big daddy D says:

        So..I guess Paramount doesn’t pay well, Joe? And Stannis doesn’t save the Night’s Watch. Read the books, idiot!

      • come on says:

        Wow you couldn’t be more wrong about who Jon’s mother is. That theory doesn’t even make sense.

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