New season of Narcos gets release date

Netflix trailer gives date for second run of Pablo Escobar drug drama

Netflix has announced that the second season of Narcos will be released on September 2.

All 10 episodes of the drama will be unveiled simultaneously on the streaming service that day.

The drama focuses on the escapades of Colombian drugs baron Pablo Escobar, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, who won a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal.

The release date announcement was made in a 30-second teaser trailer on YouTube, which sees Moura walk to camera as Escobar’s date of birth and the date he was shot dead by Colombian police flash on screen. It ends with the September 2 date appearing on screen. The trailer can be seen above.

Narcos is directed by Jose Padilha, who previously directed Moura in the successful Brazilian films Elite Squad and its sequel, before helming the 2014 reboot of RoboCop starring Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson and Gary Oldman.

Narcos was created by Law & Order: Criminal Intent showrunner Chris Brancato with writing Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, who previously wrote Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time and Nicolas Cage film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

The fact the trailer shows the date of Escobar’s death has led to speculation that the second season will be the last and portray the drug baron’s shooting.