LOS GATOS (CBS SF/AP) — Season two of “Narcos,” a drama about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, is now on Netflix and the streaming company announced this week that the show has been renewed for a third and fourth season.
Two of its stars, Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal, play DEA agents on the hunt to take down Escobar. Their characters are based on real people who dedicated their lives to the cause.
“It becomes a near compulsion to get this guy,” said Pascal in a joint interview with Holbrook. “Outside of the fact that he was extremely dangerous, it’s one of the things that connects Boyd and I to our characters — their very narrow view of getting this guy. It becomes kind of an obsession.”
Holbrook adds that the interesting thing about season two is the “Shakespearian quality” of what happens. “These guys go down there to Colombia with very the best of intentions but you can’t be goody-two shoes about catching the most violent and radical criminal in the history of time.”
“You’ve got to break some rules,” added Pascal.
The two actors told The Associated Press about their previous knowledge of Escobar and binging on TV shows.
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