The fate of “Narcos” after season 2 poses some uncertainty, especially after storylines and internal concerns may have complicated things for the show.
Season 1 featured Pablo Escobar, played by Wagner Moura, escaping from La Cathedral in 1992. It has already been revealed that season 2, which is currently being shot in Bogota, Colombia, will feature the main protagonist dying at the end of the show in Medellin in 1993.
With this, there are concerns about the show’s next seasons. In a panel discussion with Netflix, Eric Newman, who represented the show’s producer, revealed, “Trust me, if we could find a way to keep him alive and keep Wagner on the show…” reported Slash Film.
He explained, “He will die. 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. That story was always designed to have an ending.”
The script for season 2 has already been completed by Adam Fierro, despite leaving as a showrunner halfway through the production of season 2. The television series also experienced several internal transitions in season 1 when it comes to producers, changing hands from Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro to Chris Brancato, before handing it over to Fierro.
Nonetheless, Newman remained confident. In the same panel interview, he revealed that he and another producer, Jose Padilha, have “maintained control of the show” and “Narcos” is still “exactly how they want it to be.”
As for future plots, although the main character will die after the sophomore season, Newman said that there are other plots that may be told. He said, “You can go to the civil war in Guatemala where American-trained soldiers made their way to Mexico and introduced a new level of violence.”
Season 2 of “Narcos” is expected around August this year.