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Netflix Streams First 11 Minutes Of 'Narcos' Season Opener On Facebook Live

In a promotional buildup to next week's second season premiere of drama series Narcos, Netflix is streaming the first 11 minutes of the show's sophomore season premiere episode on Facebook Live, the streaming service said Thursday.

The Facebook Live video of the series, which follows the true story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, opens with DEA agents acting as if they’ve stolen the first episode from Escobar and placing it on the Facebook page as a live video, said the streaming service..

The second season of Narcos debuts Sept. 2 on the streaming service.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.