The only time I've ever heard anything about the Medellin cartel was Vinny Chase's butchered attempt to play Pablo Escobar in Entourage. Thankfully, Netflix is planning to do a better job telling the intense story in a series premiering August 28th.
Narcos, Netflix's newest original series, will follow the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar and the DEA agent sent to Colombia to capture and kill him. The entire series is based on the true story of cocaine drug cartels in Colombia and beyond, as well as the bloody conflict that they caused.
I already knew I wanted to watch Narcos because of stuff I've read about it, but after seeing that trailer, I'm hooked. I love historical fiction, and am hoping that this series will be equal parts informative and dramatic.
The trailer teases shootouts, bribery and the King of Cocaine himself. I think Netflix has a real chance to inform viewers about the deadly drug war, while keeping them entertained by blowing lots of stuff up.
For anyone that loves historical fiction, crime TV or just drama series in general, I bet you'll be binge-watching the first ten episodes with me on August 28th.