Narcos is a hard-hitting crime drama with roots in reality to hit even closer to home. Set in the 80s, the story focuses on the DEA agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) who sought to bring Escobar to answer for his crimes. Wagner Moura stars as Pablo Escobar; a man whose reputation precedes him as the Colombian drug lord and head of the Medellín Cartel.
From his humble beginnings starting out as a small-time drug runner of weed, Escobar soon elevates himself to the high-life of exporting cocaine. However, the police soon discover that seeking justice is no easy feat with law enforcement and locals firmly in Escobar’s payroll pocket.
With Escobar fresh out of the La Catedral prison after successfully foiling Colombian President Gaviria’s plot to have him killed during his incarceration, Escobar pursues his rise back to power over the Cartel. This time, he must evade the DEA agents and the Colombian anti-drug squad. In a volatile game of cat-and-mouse, follow the chase as Escobar’s empire falls and meets his fate.
“Educational and addictive” – The Telegraph
“Like True Detective, if you don’t concentrate, you’ll get left behind. This is full-immersion TV” – The Guardian
“It does more than trace the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar — it portrays various people entangled in his larger-than-life story, on both sides of the law and around the globe” – The Hollywood Reporter