Netflix announces Narcos premiere date

The 10-episode series, about the pursuit of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, will premiere worldwide on Aug. 28.
June 25, 2015

Netflix will debut its original series Narcos on Aug. 28, with subscribers around the world able to access all 10 episodes at 12:01 a.m. PT.

The series stars Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña who are sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura).

It also features Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Puerto Rican-American actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and Mexican actresses Stephanie Sigman (the upcoming Bond movie Spectre) and Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down, Nacho Libre).

Written by Chris Brancato (Hannibal), Narcos was helmed by Brazilian director José Padilha (RoboCop, Elite Squad). Brancato and Padilha also executive produced with Eric Newman (Children of Men) and the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (Sorcerer’s Apprentice). The series was produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix.

Image: Daniel Daza/Netflix.

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