Netflix’s “Narcos,” which chronicles the exploits of real-life Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, had an exciting season 1. All of its episodes were aired on August 28, last year. It seems that season 2 will be aired on August this year as well. Pedro Pascal, who plays DEA Agent Javier Peña, also talked about the complex shades of his character.
As reported by Deadline earlier, the second season of Netflix’s “Narcos” will have an August release though no official dates have been announced yet. What is known, however, is that Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) will meet his end in season 2. Eric Newman, the show’s producer, had said in a Netflix panel for “Narcos” that Pablo Escobar “will die,” as reported by Slashfilm. “The design of the show is we told 15 years of history in season one. At the point of Escobar’s escape which is the summer of 1992, Escobar has 18 months to live. That’s not something we can change. To stretch that out beyond another season would be disingenuous of us,” Newman added.
However, Newman also said that there is a lot of material to continue the show after Escobar’s death in season 2. “There are any number of things that can happen after. We have not committed to one or the other. Obviously, there are a lot of other stories in this world that continue on beyond him,” he said, referring to a third season.
Escobar is not the only main character of the series. DEA Agent Javier Peña is equally the co-lead, as the story is told from both their perspectives. Pedro Pascal talked to The Wrap about playing the man who helped catch Pablo Escobar. The 41-year-old actor is well known for playing the heroic but ultimately tragic figure Oberyn Martell in “Game of Thrones,” who was handed a shockingly grizzly death.
“The role is a deeper dive than I’ve had before,” Pedro Pascal spoke to The Wrap about his role in “Narcos.” He said that the character of Peña is “a paradox, unpredictable, existing in a gray area. Javier sleeps with a prostitute who also sleeps with a bad guy, but he has real feelings for her, and he feels the moral compromise is justified to catch Pablo.”
Pascal also spoke about the real-life Javier Peña, with whom he had a few chats. He even underwent training with cast mate Boyd Holbrook at the DEA’s training academy in Quantico, Virginia, reported zap2it. “Javier is a mystery man, even though he’s also easy to hang out with — I can see how he got close to people,” Pedro Pascal told The Wrap.