If you're not into things like binge-watching shows as soon as they hit Netflix and/or possessing a cursory understanding of basic history, then this might come as a bit of a shock to you: Pablo Escobar, spoilers be damned, doesn't make it past Narcos' second season. The sophomore batch of the Netflix original series debuted on Friday, leaving fans with one question: What now?
While hitting up Entertainment Weekly for a post-premiere chat, Narcos executive producer Eric Newman said fans shouldn't worry about the show moving forward after season 2's big reveal. In fact, Newman insisted the real star of the show has never been Escobar anyway.
"This show has always been about cocaine," Newman said. "We purposely did not call the show Pablo Escobar or Medellin. In the same way that Osama Bin Laden begets ISIS, Medellin begets Cali begets the Mexican Cartels. Though they existed at the same time, Cali really got the Mexicans into cocaine, which proved to be a much better business than heroin."
The next season, which hasn't officially been announced by Netflix just yet, has plenty of options as far as locale and characters. "I think that there's a lot of story left to be told in Colombia, so I think we probably have to," Newman told EW. "If somebody wants another season of the show, we would sit down and draw from the pretty massive amount of real estate and research that we've done and do something kind of cool."
But there's one familiar face Newman hopes will always be a part of the Narcos crew: Pedro Pascal, who plays DEA agent Javier Peña. "I love working with Pedro Pascal, so nothing would make me happier than to be back in business with him in some way," Newman said.
Narcos is currently hanging out in your Netflix account. Give it a whirl.