How ‘Narcos’ Will Survive the Death of Pablo Escobar in Season 2

“We plan on stopping when cocaine stops.”


As hyped as we are for the second season of Narcos, we already know how Pablo Escobar’s epic crime saga will end. The fabled Colombian drug lord, played by Wagner Moura, will be gunned down just like the real-life Escobar was, the actor confirmed this week.

“This is definitely the last season for me,” Moura said at a Television Critics Association press conference. The admission was hardly a surprise–as the real Pablo Escobar was killed in 1993 at the age of 43 during a shootout with Colombian Security Forces. Moura added that season two of the Netlix drama will be more “character-driven” and covers the 18 months before Escobar’s violent demise as his power begins to wane. 

“This is the season where we’re going to start see the fall of this guy,” Moura said. “We’re going to see Pablo Escobar very vulnerable.”

But the show will go on, iron-fisted cocaine kingpin or not.

“We plan on stopping when cocaine stops. I think there’s a reason why we call this show Narcos and not Pablo Escobar. Its very much about the trade,” executive producer Eric Newman noted. “There are other drug dealers and there are alliances formed against Pablo so there are a multitude of stories we could tackle.”

Likewise, there’s plenty of franchise opportunities seeing as Netflix has a major hit on its hands. 

A Narcos mobile app, Narcos: Cartel Wars, has already been announced. In the forthcoming game, players can interact with the various Medellín miscreants seen in the series and can even build drug empires of their own (fun for the kids!)

The game will launch in Sept., in tandem with the Sept. 2 release of Season Two of Narcos on Netflix.

h/t The Hollywood Reporter