Post-production on the crime thriller "Narcos" for its sophomore season will end around June 20 or 25, according to Pedro Bromfman, the composer who takes care of the musical scoring for the series. The premiere of the upcoming season is not far behind as it has been slated for the later part of August. Before fans know it, they will be confronted with the death of Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), the lead character in the story.
Series producer Eric Newman admitted as much, pointing out that it was the only way to stay true to the events that really took place.
"Trust me, if we could find a way to keep him alive and keep Wagner on the show... He will die," Newman said.
Escobar has yet to be featured in his great escape from the authorities before he is hunted and finally killed. And while his end was a given and everyone knew the series would be heading there after they pumped season 1 full with 15 years' worth of Escobar's life, there are still some things worth exploring about the kingpin's ultimate demise, like the question of who really killed him.
It is one point that "Narcos" season 2 will look into and make the clarification as to who was really responsible for his death: the Columbian National Police or the vigilante group Los Perseguidos por Pablo Escobar (People Persecuted by Pablo Escobar).
History tells the story attributing it to the police, but Colombian nationals have been reported as saying that the Los Pepes organization had been clearly responsible and that there were witnesses who could tell it like it happened. Whether the next season's storyline takes one story over the other is left to the premiere airing.
However the end may be told, Escobar's death will be the downfall of the Medellin cartel and will see the rise of another, the Cali cartel.
"We start meeting a lot of new characters in Season 2," Bromfman assured.
He explained that the viewers will finally appreciate how the events went from the Medellin running the drug show to the Cali cartel taking over.
In the meantime, the show's producers also have to contend with what happens after Escobar meets his end. To this Newman also alluded.
"There are any number of things that can happen after. We have not committed to one or the other. Obviously, there are a lot of other stories in this world that continue on beyond him," he said.
And these other stories may perhaps be the thread Netflix's "Narcos" may pull at to continue the story after the chapter on Escobar closes.