After the release of the first season in August 2015, the newest chapter of Narcos is coming to Netflix on September 2nd - and it looks pretty promising. The story began with Pablo Escobar’s rise in Columbia during the 1970s manufacturing cocaine and ended with his escape, making Narcos’ latest season all about the DEA’s war to capture him.
With last season’s slow start, which introduced Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and established his rise to power, season 2 appears to be chock-full of the action and suspense viewers have been waiting for, as executive producer Jose Padilha explained in his recent panel at the Television Critics Association. The show is about drug trafficking, after all, and Pablo Escobar is merely a figure within it.
Netflix released the trailer for the second season of Narcos earlier this morning, using the hashtag #WhoKilledPablo? The clock is ticking, literally, while the trailer opens with a flash of news reports repeating Pablo’s name. The game of cat and mouse is coming to a head, and “Pablo is never more dangerous than when you almost have him.” With the DEA, Search Bloc, Cali Cartel, and Los Pepes ready for war, the trailer indicates that this upcoming season will be more than a chronicle of Pablo Escobar’s career.
Check out a new poster for Narcos season 2 below:
It’s yet to be seen whether the creators of the show - Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro - have responded to viewers' critiques, but the trailer’s serious tone clearly suggests that Narcos is going in a different direction. The transformation between each season’s trailers is stark; both carry the same true crime themes, but season 1 had a much cooler vibe, with Pablo establishing himself as a man to be feared, embracing the cool guy persona that audiences have seen in characters like Jordan Belfort in Wolf of Wall Street and Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle.
It’s hard not to be intrigued by this Netflix original. From Breaking Bad to House of Cards to Dexter, the story of the anti-hero is a popular one. Pablo Escobar isn’t the most sympathetic anti-hero out there, and yet it remains an addictive account of a very bad man. That being said, after watching the show’s newest trailer, Narcos doesn’t appear to be any more sympathetic towards the other players in this game either.
Narcos season 2 will be available on Netflix on September 2, 2016.