Jose Padilha to Produce and Direct Narcos for Netflix

Susan H. Bodine’s client José Padilha will produce and direct Narcos, a new miniseries for Netflix. Based on Mr. Padilha’s original idea, Narcos will chronicle the life and death of Colombia drug lord Pablo Escobar. French production company Gaumont International Television will finance the production.

In the wake of significant interest and strong opening numbers for Netflix’s first original series House of Cards, everyone at CDAS is thrilled about Mr. Padilha’s Netflix deal. We look forward to a potential 2014 debut for Narcos, in addition to Mr. Padilha’s next film, Robocop, which is scheduled for release on February 7, 2014 by MGM and Columbia Pictures

For more information on Narcos, please see the articles on Deadline Hollywood and Indiewire.