‘Narcos’ picked up for two more seasons at Netflix

While I (regrettably) know how Season 2 of Narcos ends, I don”t know exactly how we get there. I”m only through the second episode, as I”m trying to savor every moment. Plus, I”m a slow reader. Anyway, this is just a long build up to some exciting news: Narcos has been renewed.

Netflix announced today that the drug-fueled drama about the Colombian cocaine cartels of the 1980s and 1990s will be back for two more seasons. It”ll be interesting to see how they do this considering the way Season 2 ends, but I”m confident that returning EPs José Padilha and Eric Newman will figure out a way.

The streaming service released a promo video for the new season, scheduled for a 2017 release, with the tag line “The Blow Must Go On.” This is posted below.

On a related note, if you”re interested in learning more about the world of the cocaine traffickers from that era, I highly recommend the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. As someone who grew up in Miami during that era, I can assure you that it does an outstanding job of capturing that moment in time, and the interviews they get are top notch. It”s directed and produced by Billy Corben, who also made the 30 for 30 documentary “The U,” about the rise of the University of Miami football team in the 1980s.

Check out the promo for Narcos Season 3…