The drug cartel drama “Narcos” has been renewed for the third and fourth season for the online streaming website Netflix.
Jose Padilha and Eric Newman will continue to serve as executive producers of the series. The episode count for the additional seasons was not revealed, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
The first season of the critically praised drama chronicled the rise of Escobar (Wagner Moura), while the sophomore run chronicled his fall.
Ahead of the premiere of season two, Newman, the third show runner on the drama, shared that viewers would see the death of Escobar and Moura’s exit, prompting questions over whether or not the series would continue without its star.
But Newman said the drama, which is based on true events, was never just about the Medellin cartel and its leader.
“‘Narcos’ is about cocaine and cocaine continues beyond Escobar. I’ll go as long as they’ll let me go,” Newman said.