Pedro Pascal in Narcos: Pablo Escobar series heading to Netflix |


Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal set for Netflix series Narcos

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Actor Pedro Pascal—whose Game of Thrones character Oberyn “Red Viper” Martell was gruesomely murdered during the fourth season of the hit show—is heading back to television to star in Narcos, a new Netflix series about Pablo Escobar that EW has confirmed will premiere on the streaming service Aug. 28.

Pascal, 40, is set to star as Mexican DEA agent Javier Peña in Narcos, a ten-episode series that will explore the growth of illicit drug cartels and the attempt by law enforcement officials to take down legendary cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Elysium’s Wagner Moura).

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Helmed by director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), Narcos is based on the true story of real-life agents Peña and Murphy (Gone Girl’s Boyd Holbrook), who worked together to chase down the notorious drug lord during the height of his cocaine-dealing career in 1980s Medellín.

Newcomer Stephanie Sigman will also star in the series, taking a bow as a Colombian beauty before she’ll grace the big screen as the newest Bond girl in the upcoming 007 movie Spectre. Actors Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Juan Pablo Raba, Johanna Christie (Once), Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs),  André Mattos (Elite Squad) and  Ana de la Reguera (Nacho LIbre), and Juan Pablo Raba (who appeared in the 2014 Spanish drama El corazón del océano) round out the show’s cast. 

Narcos is set to premiere on Netflix on Aug. 28. See the teaser below.