Netflix announced today that its anticipated crime drama television series debut on August 28th, 2015 on the streaming network.The announcement was made this morning with a teaser video, which we have for you below.
The series was announced in April 2014 as part of a partnership between Netflix and Gaumont International Television. The series will be written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha (Elite Squad). It will be based on the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It will center around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Moura) and Javier Pena (Pascal), a Mexican DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him.
The show stars Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar and Pedro Pascal as Javier Pena along with Manolo Cardona as Eduardo Mendoza and Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy.
All 10 episodes of “Narcos” will premiere on Friday, August 28 at 12:01 am EST