Netflix Sets ‘Narcos’ Pablo Escobar Drug-Cartel Thriller Premiere Date

Netflix’s original series “Narcos,” chronicling the real-life events of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, will premiere Friday, Aug. 28, with all 10 episodes available to subscribers worldwide.

Narcos,” produced by Gaumont International Television, stars Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (“Elysium”) as Escobar. Series creator and exec producer Jose Padilha (who directed last year’s “RoboCop” reboot), previously worked with Moura on Brazilian cop action and political films “Elite Squad” and “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.”

Series also stars Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”) and Boyd Holbrook (“Gone Girl”) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, respectively. “Narcos” also features Colombian actor Juan Pablo Raba, British theater star Joanna Christie (“Once”), Stephanie Sigman (to appear in the next James Bond film, “Spectre”), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (“Covert Affairs”), André Mattos (“Elite Squad”), Luis Guzman (“Boogie Nights”) and Mexican thesp Ana de la Reguera (“Eastbound & Down,” “Nacho Libre”).

“Narcos” tells the story of the Colombian cocaine kingpins of the late 1980s and the efforts of law enforcement to bring them to justice in a brutal, bloody conflict.

Eric Newman (“Children of Men”), the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (“Sorcerer’s Apprentice”) and Chris Brancato (“Hannibal”) also serve as exec producers.

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