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'Narcos' changing showrunners for season 2

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Netflix’s Narcos is making some changes for season 2.

The Golden Globe-nominated breakout drama is shaking up its showrunner position for its next chapter chronicling the life and crimes of cartel lord Pablo Escobar. Showrunner Adam Fierro is stepping down from the series. Fierro was in charge of the writers’ room at the start of season 2. He previously replaced season 1 showrunner Chris Brancato, who stepped down earlier this year.

Writer-producers Jose Padilha and Eric Newman will return as executive producers and are working with a team of writers (nobody will carry the specific title of “showrunner” for the rest of the production of next season). 

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The first season received a Globes nomination for outstanding drama series and another for Wagner Moura’s performance as Escobar. Season 2 of the Netflix and Telemundo-produced series will be 10 episodes and will focus on Escobar on the run from the DEA and Columbian authorities. One lingering question is how the show will evolve after the inevitable conclusion of Escobar’s story (will another drug kingpin take center stage?). 

Narcos season 2 will premiere sometime in 2016. 

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