Netflix has made no secret of the fact that Pablo Escobar’s death will be part of season 2 of the crime series Narcos, but knowing the outcome doesn’t take away from the suspenseful, action-packed story. In fact, the streamer has embraced the mystery of who actually killed the infamous drug kingpin, and that is the focal point of the latest trailer.
The preview kicks off with Escobar’s escape from prison and the aftermath of his renewed freedom. Life outside prison is clearly far from safe for a man with so many enemies, though. “Now that Pablo was home, everyone wanted payback,” we’re told during the trailer.
As history indicates, the threats to Escobar in the final months of his life were very real (hence his death), but the trailer really drives that point home. We see multiple groups with their sights set on him, including the DEA, the Cali Cartel, Los Pepes, and the Search Bloc. Each group seems to be working a different angle, and the preview is full of threats, shootouts, explosions, and heart-pumping action. As we’re told, Escobar’s “days are numbered,” and it looks like each one will be a battle.
Netflix also revealed new Narcos season 2 key art, a creative image that shows Escobar’s likeness formed in bullets. With a single bullet removed and pointing to his forehead, it reminds viewers of his fate, both in real life and the TV series. The accompanying tweet also alludes to his death and the question of who was responsible.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 22, 2016
Narcos stars Wagner Moura as Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal. Created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro, the series is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
Narcos season 2 hits Netflix on September 2.