Narcos season 1 and 2 have become a Netflix favorite and many are raving about the gritty series that tells the story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel. Escobar was a notorious drug smuggler from Colombia who lived a movie star lifestyle and left a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Narcos season 1 and 2 tried to stay as close to the story of Escobar and the Medellin Cartel as possible while taking some creative liberties in locations, events and story. It’s impossible to know for certain every interaction the real life characters had so artistic creativeness by writers was used for dramatic purposes.
The show does a great job of mixing filming with authentic news casts and reporting from the time period. Escobar was a flashy fellow and liked the limelight very much. Not only did he have expansive properties and homes in Colombia but he also built his own zoo. Smuggling in exotic animals from Africa to fill it, it was his private paradise. Some of those animals are still on the land, including a herd of hippos (which are not native). The Colombian government choose to leave the hippos and monitor them and feed them to keep them from finding other areas to move to. Escobar was an interesting character and Narcos does a pretty accurate job of delivering a true to life series with some added drama.
- Netflix today confirmed that original series Narcos has been renewed for two more seasons.
- José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) continue to serve as executive producers of the series
- Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
- Seasons one and two of Narcos are available for members to stream instantly in Ultra HD 4k
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