Netflix’s Narcos will return for second season
James R | On 04, Sep 2015
Netflix has commissioned a second season of Narcos.
The series, which chronicles the real-life stories of the US and Colombian efforts in the 1980s to battle Pablo Escobar and the Medellin drug cartel, premiered on Netflix around the world last week, but the response has been strong enough to already prompt the order for a second hit of the addictive drama.
The show re-partners creator and executive producer Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad), who stars as Escobar, alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena.
Just say yes. Again. #Narcos will return for a second season, only on #Netflix. https://t.co/arkoIX9uj5
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) September 3, 2015
While the cast are expected to return, there will be a slight shift behind scenes, reports The Hollywood Reporter: The Shield’s Adam Fierro (The Shield) will take over as showrunner from Chris Brancato, following Brancato’s departure to lead ABC’s biblical drama, Of Kings and Prophets.
Brancato will remain credited as a co-creator, with Fierro set to exec produce alongside Jose Padilha and Eric Newman.
The green light for Season 2 marks the latest in a long line of renewed Netflix productions, as the streaming service enjoys success with its original projects. In fact, all of its scripted dramas to date have been given a second run, from Orange Is the new Black and Marco Polo to Bloodline, Daredevil and Sense8, with some additional runs often commissioned before the shows have even premiered.
The news follows the release of BoJack Horseman Season 2 this summer and the commissioning of second seasons for both Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Grace and Frankie.
For more on Narcos, read our first look review here.