Narcos already renewed for a second season by Netflix

netflix narcos popularity
Netflix
Netflix plans to give Narcos addicts another fix. The streaming service has given the crime drama series the go ahead for season 2 less than a week after its August 28 release. The Narcos official Twitter account shared the big news Thursday with fans.

The captivating series focuses on an international drug war in which U.S. and Colombian law enforcement battle the infamous Medellín drug cartel. (The real-life cartel was active from the 1970s to the 1990s.) Over the course of the 10-episode first season, the cartel, led by “The King of Cocaine” Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura), gives D.E.A. agents Steve Murphy (Body Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) a run for their money as they wage war on drugs.

Narcos’ official Twitter account shared the news, tweeting out a video of a suitcase being X-rayed to reveal the words “Season 2” inside.

With its talented cast and creative team, Narcos seemed poised to be a hit from the beginning, but even so, the speed of its renewal is surprising. At least it should be. Netflix is beginning to make a habit of committing to additional seasons of its shows when they’ve only just premiered. BoJack Horseman, for example, was renewed for its third season just over a week-and-a-half after its second season premiered on the streaming service. Netflix’s renewal turnarounds are far shorter than those of traditional TV studios, who often take months to announce a decision.

For Netflix, entire seasons can be released at once, so information about viewership is gained much more quickly. On top of that, there’s freedom in not relying on ad revenue. Ratings don’t really matter. If the company likes a show and sees that it’s getting a positive response from fans and the press, a renewal can come almost immediately. It’s just another way Netflix gives viewers near-instant gratification.

Movies & TV

Bear Grylls goes interactive with Netflix’s Bandersnatch-esque You vs. Wild

Think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness, Bear Grylls-style? You vs. Wild, an eight-episode interactive Netflix series that takes cues from Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, will let you prove it.
Home Theater

The best Dolby Atmos movies for your home theater sound as good as they look

If you've got your hands on some sweet Dolby Atmos gear, the next step is to find films that take advantage of it. These are our picks in several genres for the best Dolby Atmos movies currently available on Blu-ray and streaming services.
Movies & TV

Stranger Things season 3 teaser proclaims it's almost feeding time in Hawkins

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season, premiering in July 2019.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (March 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Disney Plus: Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming streaming service

Disney is bringing the full weight of its massive content library to its own streaming service in 2019. How will Disney Plus compare to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? Here's what we know so far.
Movies & TV

Netflix confirms it won’t be a part of Apple’s new video-streaming service

Netflix has confirmed that subscribers to Apple's new video streaming service won't have the option to view Netflix content on it. Apple is set to unveil its new TV service next week.
Movies & TV

Disney completes its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox

Now that Walt Disney Company has closed its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's movie and television assets, what does this future hold for franchises like X-Men, the Fantastic Four, The Simpsons, and the rest?
Home Theater

What’s new on Netflix and what movies and shows are leaving in April 2019

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for April 2019 and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your bingeing, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether.
Movies & TV

In the new Hellboy clip, a giant problem leaves our favorite demon unimpressed

Hellboy is returning to the big screen in April 2019, with Stranger Things actor David Harbour taking on the title role. Here's everything we know so far about the reboot of the franchise.
Movies & TV

No TV? No problem. Here's how to watch the Final Four online

Whether you want to watch the Big Dance on your phone or on your smart TV, we have the lowdown on all the ways to watch March Madness you can handle. Grab your foam finger and some nachos.
Movies & TV

Study up for season 8 with the best Game of Thrones theories

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is still on the horizon, meaning there's still time to brush up on the best theories about the show. Whether you're one of the last adherents of the Cleganebowl or a King Aerys truther, here are our top theories.
Movies & TV

Stranger Things season 3 trailer goes full ’80s with a monstrous finale

The first trailer for Stranger Things season 3 has been released by Netflix, and it offers a peek at what the kids -- and adults -- of Hawkins, Indiana, have been up to since the otherworldly events of the second season.
Movies & TV

Tarantino goes back to 1969 with first Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the ninth film from Oscar-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino, which stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Home Theater

ESPN Plus scores the exclusive rights to UFC Pay-Per-View events

If MMA is your game, then ESPN Plus is now a very important player. The Disney-owned service locked up the exclusive rights to UFC Pay-Per-View events, a deal that will last through 2025 in the United States.