Netflix announced they will produce a second season of their Pablo Escobar bio-series, Narcos.Netflix confirmed reports that the series had been renewed with a teaser tweet Thursday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Shield producer Adam Fierro will replace the series’ original showrunner Chris Brancato.
Narcos received mixed reactions from critics when went it live on Netflix last week. (Here are our thoughts.) Critical reception didn’t seem to factor heavily into Netflix thinking, however; the team reportedly started hiring new writers for the show in April, long before the series’ release.
Admittedly, a large percentage of Netflix’ original series have been picked up for a sophomore season, particularly those with any positive buzz, so Narcos extension should not come as a shock.