Showrunner Eric Newman explained that Netflix’s series “Narcos” is not all about the life of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Newman announced that the Wagner Moura’s character is to die in Season 2.
Newman told The Hollywood Reporter that Moura’s character will die in Season 2 but stress that the show will continue. He explains that when the show started, it was never all about Pablo Escobar. Newman added that the show is about how drugs managed to slip past through authorities and how it manipulates people in authority.
“’Narcos’ is about cocaine and cocaine continues beyond Escobar. The Osama bin Laden thing certainly inspired us. Because here’s this guy we went to great lengths to kill and by the time we did, he was living in the Anaheim of Pakistan. Actually having little to do with terrorism. And now we’re dealing with the guys that took over for him. That’s how we look at Escobar,” Newman said.
Newman narrated that viewers will be in for a surprise leading to Escobar’s death. He added that there have been conspiracy theories about his death and they try to go with the facts and not go with speculation. Newman stresses that what is surprising to note is how people came up with an alliance to bring him down.
Aside from Newman, the other show runner Jose Padilha told Variety that as the story of Escobar ends in Season 2, the show will brace for a Season 3. Padilha added that the show will not stop until the drug cartel in America does not stop.
“We’ll stop when the drug trade stops,” Padilha said while Newman added: “We’ll stop when you stop. That’s our pact with America.”
“Narcos” Season 2 started airing last Sept. 2 and took a 76% viewership which inspires showrunners Newman and Padilha to continue with the show despite cutting ties with the Escobar story line.
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