Seasons one and two are based on the story of Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and selling of cocaine. Season three picks up after the fall of Escobar and continues to follow the DEA as they go up against the rise of the infamous Cali Cartel.
The series stars Wagner Moura as Escobar alongside Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Luis Guzmán, Stephanie Sigman, Paulina Gaitán, Gabriela de la Garza and Raúl Méndez as President César Gaviria with Patrick St. Esprit as Major Lou Wysession.
- "Netflix Plans To Create Original Series About Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar". Fox News Channel. April 2, 2014.
- "Netflix's 'Narcos' Series On Pablo Escobar 'Will Be Like Nothing Ever Seen Before'". The Huffington Post. May 3, 2014.