Netflix has picked up their drug trade drama Narcos for a further two seasons, the show’s third and fourth, the streaming giant announced on Tuesday. Both seasons three and four are once again expected to consist of ten episodes.
The formal renewal announcement comes less than a week after the show’s second season premiered globally on Netflix and caps off some fairly persistent rumours about the show’s longevity. Originally developed as drama about Pablo Escobar there had been some talk that season two was the end of the series as it concluded Escobar’s story.
That said, co-showrunners José Padilha and Eric Newman had been vocal about wanting to continue the series, shifting the focus from Escobar to another prominent drug kingpin of the 1980s. That is what will now happen, with both Padilha and Newman set to return as showrunners and executive producers on the Gaumont International Television produced drama.
It is not clear if any cast members will return, with casting set to be confirmed at a later date. While there has been no formal statement, Netflix’s trailer announcing the renewal suggests that the show’s third season will focus on the activities of Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, a Colombian drug lord and one of the leaders of the Cali Cartel. Check out the trailer below: