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Narcos

the-series-philosopher-narcos_title_cardNarcos is an American crime web television series created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. Season 1, comprising 10 episodes, originally aired on August 28, 2015, as a Netflix exclusive.

Set and filmed in Colombia, season 1 tells the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine, while also focusing on Escobar’s interactions with drug lords, DEA agents, and various opposition entities.

Main cast

  • Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar – a Colombian drug lord and the leader of the Medellín Cartel (Season 1–2)
  • Boyd Holbrook (The Big C) as Steve Murphy – a DEA agent tasked with bringing down Escobar (Season 1–2)
  • Pedro Pascal (The Mentalist, Graceland, Game of Thrones) as Javier Peña – a DEA agent tasked with bringing down Escobar
  • Joanna Christie (Ø) as Connie Murphy – Steve’s wife, a nurse who works in the local hospital
  • Juan Pablo Raba (Six, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Gustavo Gaviria – Escobar’s cousin and one of the founding members of the Medellín Cartel (main Season 1; guest Season 2)
  • Maurice Compte as Horacio Carrillo – a Colombian police chief, based on Colonel Hugo Martinez[7][8] (main Season 1, recurring Season 2)
  • Diego Cataño as Juan Diego “La Quica” Diaz – an assassin routinely hired by the Medellín, based on Dandeny Muñoz Mosquera
  • Jorge A. Jimenez as Roberto “Poison” Ramos – a hitman hired by the Medellín Cartel, who often argues with Quica about personal death counts (Season 1)
  • Paulina Gaitán (The River) as Tata Escobar – Escobar’s wife, based on Maria Henao
  • Paulina García as Hermilda Gaviria – Escobar’s mother, a former Colombian schoolteacher
  • Stephanie Sigman (The Brige, American Crime) as Valeria Vélez – a Colombian journalist who also serves as Pablo Escobar’s mistress, based on Virginia Vallejo (main Season 1, recurring Season 2)
  • Bruno Bichir (The Brige) as Fernando Duque – a Colombian lawyer who represents Pablo Escobar, acting as his liaison with the Colombian government
  • Raúl Méndez as César Gaviria – a Colombian economist and politician and the 28th President of Colombia
  • Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs) as Eduardo Sandoval – the Vice Minister of Justice in President Gaviria’s administration[11]
  • Cristina Umana as Judy Moncada – a former leader in the Medellín Cartel who, after Escobar murdered her husband Kiko, led a breakaway cartel and allied with the Cali Cartel and Los Pepes; she is based on the real-life Dolly Moncada[12] (main Season 2, recurring Season 1)
  • Alberto Ammann as Helmer “Pacho” Herrera – a Colombian drug lord and high-ranking member of the Cali Cartel (main Season 2, recurring Season 1)
  • Damian Alcazar (El Dandy) as Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela – the Leader of the Cali Cartel and one of Pablo Escobar’s primary rivals (Season 2)
  • Eric Lange (The Brige) as Bill Stechner – the CIA Station Chief in Colombia (Season 2)
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