Narcos (2015–2017)
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Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.


José Padilha


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wagner Moura ... Pablo Escobar
Boyd Holbrook ... Steve Murphy
Pedro Pascal ... Javier Peña
Joanna Christie ... Connie Murphy
Maurice Compte ... Horacio Carrillo
André Mattos ... Jorge Luis Ochoa
Roberto Urbina ... Fabio Ochoa
Diego Cataño ... La Quica
Jorge A. Jimenez ... Poison (as Jorge A. Jiménez)
Paulina Gaitan ... Tata Escobar (as Paulina Gaitán)
Paulina García ... Hermilda Gaviria
Luis Guzmán ... José Rodríguez Gacha
Juan Pablo Raba ... Gustavo Gaviria
Juan Riedinger ... Carlos Lehder
Richard T. Jones ... Agent DEA


Steve Murphy is a DEA agent, and along with his new partner, Javier Peña, is assigned the task to eliminate drug threats (by themselves or in conjunction with local law enforcement). They are part of the ground team that executes orders for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is connected with a cocaine chemist known as Cockroach from Chile. Together they build their empire, planning and executing new ways of trafficking drugs to and from Cuba and supplying the content to Miami (Florida). After getting betrayed by Cockroach, Pablo takes revenge on him. Written by Jayanta Patra

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Colombia | Mexico | USA


Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descenso See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Title translates to "Decline" in English. See more »


Florida does not have front of the vehicle license plates, yet they can be seen on all the cars when they are in Miami. See more »


[first lines]
Steve Murphy: [as narrator] Nowadays, the US government can listen to anything you say. They know where you are, they know who you're talking to, and trust me, they know who you're fucking. You turn on a cell phone or a computer, and you're doomed. But in Colombia in 1989, it wasn't that easy. First off, there was no Internet. No cells. The best they had were satellite phones, and in order to capture a satellite phone, you had to fly directly over it. On top of that, the only people who had sat ...
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Great Opening Episode
5 February 2017 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

The opening episode of "Narcos" named "Descenso" is just a great TV all around. Captivating script and bigger then life true story, great acting, solid directing and excellent pacing - its all here. Cinematography was also very good, but you can't ask anything else (and expect it) from a pilot - the first episode that has to hook viewers - and it delivers fully. After more series you kinda can see the series quality better, but at the moment after first episode i can say - i'm in for a ride.

Overall, the opening episode of "Narcos" isn't a masterpiece nor it tells a really fresh story, because if you watch a lot of movies and TV shows you have seen it before, but who cares if it is done so good. Great opening episode.

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