The hunt for iconic drug kingpin Pablo Escobar continues in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Narcos,” and series star Pedro Pascal has a few things to say about what’s to come following the prison escape that came in the Season 1 finale.
“We get much closer to catching him,” Pascal said in a recent interview with TheWrap.
“We’re very dedicated to telling the story as authentically as possible,” he added. “We start the second season where we left off, so there’s a much shorter timeline in terms of when we actually get him.”
On “Narcos,” Pascal plays DEA agent Javier Pena, who partners with Boyd Holbrook‘s character, Steve Murphy, to bring down Escobar and the Colombian drug trade.
In real life, Escobar escaped from La Catedral prison in the summer of 1992, and was dead less than two years later during a firefight with police.
“A character like Pablo Escobar in our very recent history is one of our sort of villainous kings,” Pascal said of his legacy. “A character like that is made quite mythic and popular in really great TV shows. Obviously, very large and flawed characters. To experience more intimacy, to get inside their home and inside their mind and inside their perspective is fascinating for all of us.
“He’s kind of like a living figure that throws us back to such major characters of literature and plays, dating back to Shakespeare and even the Greeks.”
“Narcos” Season 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 2.