Netflix has released the first full trailer for Narcos, the ten-episode series chronicling the rise of Colombia’s famed Medellin cartel. Set in the late 1980s, the series follows the clash between the infamous drug traffickers and the law-enforcement officials tasked with bringing them down.
Wagner Moura (Elysium) stars as kingpin and politician Pablo Escobar, alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and everybody’s favorite, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The project reunites Moura with his Elite Squad director Jose Padilha, who serves as an executive producer on the series.
You can check out the full Narcos trailer for yourself below. All ten episodes premiere on August 28 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.
Here’s the official Narcos synopsis:
Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities.
The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The series also features powerful performances by Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Brazil’s renowned André Mattos (Elite Squad), beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and the stunning Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down, Nacho Libre) from Mexico.