Netflix drops date for Narcos season 2

The series recently found itself on the "savor" side of the SVOD's Binge Scale, which ranks programming based on viewer habits worldwide.
June 13, 2016

All 10 episodes of the Netflix original drama Narcos, season 2, will bow on Sept. 2, reps for the global SVOD have confirmed.

The series, which premiered on the streaming service last year, chronicles the real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict.

The series stars Wagner Moura (Elite SquadElysium) as Pablo Escobar, alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. José Padilha (Elite SquadRoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) serve as executive producers of the series. Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix .

Netflix recently listed Narcos among its most-savored historical dramas, along with the likes of Mad Men, Peaky Blinders and The Americans. The designation comes following the release of the SVOD’s so-called Binge Scale, which examines viewing patterns of more than 100 TV series across more than 190 countries and measure members’ intent to either devour or savor a show.

Netflix, of course, popularized the concept of binge-watching to audiences through its strategy of dropping all episodes of a series at once. Other shows deemed most binge-worthy include sci-fi thrillers such as Sense8, Orphan Black and The 100, as well as suspenseful dramas such as the The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and The Fall. Likewise, comedies with a dramatic bend, like Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Grace and Frankie, were all found to be binge-worthy.

More complex narratives, like those of House of Cards, Bloodline and Narcos, are more often watched at a slower pace by audiences (deemed the “savor” side of the scale), as are irreverent, thought-provoking comedies like BoJack Horseman, Love and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Check out the trailer for Narcos season 2 below.


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