The popular crime drama series Narcos is finally set to return for second season, despite former Medellin cartel accountant Roberto Escobar threatening to derail the plans of Netflix.
Actor Wagner Moura who plays the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in series was at the Netflix presentations for the Television Critics Association to discuss the second season. While his apparent death was long teased by the show runners time and again with teasers, it is not the spoiler that he could spoil as real life Escobar died in 1993 at age of 43.
Wagner did confirm the death of his character as he told The Hollywood Reporter, ?This is definitely the last season for me.?
He, unwittingly, even revealed another spoiler possibly hinting the role of Medellin?s primary opponent, the Cali Cartel and the Los Pepes in his death.
?This is the season where we’re going to start see the fall of this guy,? Moura said. ?We’re going to see Pablo Escobar very vulnerable.?
Of course, Pablo will get vulnerable because now he has a vigilante group of people hunting him down. Earlier the most of the Colombians saw Escobar as a Robin-hood figure who looted the government and was against imperialist United States. Now with increase in violence towards the people especially towards the end of last season, he essentially has made many enemies within the country.
Besides, the Colombian Law enforcement agencies and their Search Bloc, Pablo is the target of a vigilante group Los Pepes and Cali cartel, all of whom may work together to bring down the common enemy.
?It?s more focused on the characters and how a character like Pablo, that we are used to seeing so powerful in the first season, what is the breaking point of a guy like that?? Mourn told SlashFilm. ?So we?re going to see him in situations that we never saw him in. Emotional situations that we never saw him in the first one. It?s basically about Pablo on the run, but not only focused on Pablo?s journey.?
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However despite his unceremonious end in Season 2, Narcos will continue beyond Escobar according to the show runners.
Series creator Jose Padilha cleared the air at the recent panel at TCA and shed light more light on show?s future:
“The show is not about Pablo,” executive producer Padilha said. “Pablo Escobar happens to be the man who created the mass business of cocaine trade. He’s, for lack of a better word, the founding father of this business but the show is about cocaine. It’s about drug dealers that deal cocaine.”
?We plan on stopping when cocaine stops. I think there’s a reason why we call this show Narcos and not Pablo Escobar. Its very much about the trade,? executive producer Eric Newman added. ?There are other drug dealers and there are alliances formed against Pablo so there are a multitude of stories we could tackle.?
Narcos season two premieres September 2, 2016 on Netflix; season one is currently available in its entirety on Netflix.