Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him. Written by
Pablo Escobar 1949 - 1993 (Season 2)
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was previously tapped to portray Hermilda Escobar, Pablo's mother, in four episodes - including the pilot. She was later replaced by Paulina García
for unknown reasons. See more
During the scenes showing Colombian troops raiding various cocaine labs the soldiers are armed with M4A1 carbines mounted with ACOG scopes. The M4 did not enter front line service with the US military until the early 90s and the ACOG until the mid 2000s. Narcos is largely set during the 1980s. See more