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Netflix Greenlights ‘Narcos’ Original Series

Netflix will develop an original drama series focusing on Columbian drug trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar, the network said Tuesday.

The 10-episode series, Narcos, will feature Brazilian film star Wagner Moura as the famed drug lord, said Netflix. Jose Padiha (Robocop) will serve as executive producer for the series, which will debut on the OTT service in early 2015.

“Jose and Wagner together created one of the most sophisticated and chilling portraits of criminality and official corruption ever in their Elite Squad movies,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Their version of the Escobar saga will be like nothing ever seen before.”