‘Narcos’ is getting a video-game adaptation

The Escobar epic gets reimagined

Netflix‘s Narcos show, which follows the exploits of infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar, is getting a video-game adaptation.

As IGN report, the show will be adapted for PC and consoles by Curve Digital, who recently acquired the rights to the hit, two-series Netflix show. “We’re looking forward to creating a game that matches the fantastic storyline and gritty action of the Netflix series,”said the company’s Brynley Gibson. “We’re tremendously excited and have some amazing gameplay elements in the works that will please both fans of the show and gamers.”

“Narcos is a fantastic license for us to work with,” said Curve Digital MD, Jason Perkins. “This critically acclaimed show from Gaumont lends itself perfectly to a video game execution and we’re excited and proud to be bringing this to market.”

Narcos’ third season premiered in September, with a fourth season now also confirmed. The shoe’s star Pedro Pascal recently spoke out on the future of show, after a location scout was killed and Pablo Escobar’s brother sent a chilling message to Netflix bosses.

Last September, 37-year-old Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for season four of the popular Netflix series, before his bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state – a hugely violent area of the country. Then, Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria (formerly known as the ‘chief of hitmen’), said that he would ‘close their little show down‘ if his family did not receive $1billion payment from Netflix – and encouraged them to ‘hire hitmen for security’.
Speaking to TMZ, Pascal described Portal’s death as a ‘tragedy’ – and stressed that the show would not be able to continue until things were made safe for the cast and crew.