'Narcos' season 2 news: show's fate not certain as showrunner leaves

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Netflix American crime drama series “Narcos” has made a good impression not only in the general viewing public but to critics as well when it debuted last year. So it is a no brainer that the Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro, created TV program was picked up for a sophomore season within a week of its original airing date. Unfortunately now, the program is said to be facing a major hurdle to the point that it might be cancelled.

Deadline reported that the program’s new showrunner, Adam Fierro, has decided to leave the project as he was already able to complete the terms of the contract he signed to. It is assumed that this includes breaking stories for the forthcoming season as well as writing tasks to tie up the show.

“Narcos” is not really new to changes in personnel behind the scenes as one of its original creator, Brancato, left the job last April for greener pastures at ABC Studios. Brancato went on board halfway through the production process of season 1 and was still credited as co-creator in the end together with Bernard and Miro. Netflix and Gaumont International Television brought Fierro to the table in hopes that “The Shield” and “The Walking Dead” alum can elevate the show to greater heights.

It is a mystery that a TV show like “Narcos” is facing personnel problems given that it is growing a decent number of fans and has been nominated for the Golden Globes twice this year. The show follows the story of notorious drug king Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) in Colombia. Escobar became wealthy through his cocaine distribution while trying to keep a harmonious relationship between him, other drug lords, and the government.

Season 2 is scheduled to drop this year but given this latest development, the show’s future is still hanging in the balance.