Narcos has just been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4, taking the series safely into 2018 – but that wont necessarily be the end of the story.
Speaking to THR, showrunner, Eric Newman confirms he’ll continue the series into Season 5 and beyond, if the Netflix renewal gods are so kind:
Is the two-season renewal the end, or can you go on after season four?
I made a deal to be with the show for another two years as showrunner. I love it. It’s the best job I’ve ever had. I’ll do it as long as they let us.
How many seasons do you think it would take to catch up to El Chapo?
That’s funny. It depends where we start in the Mexican timeline. Chapo was there at the beginning, in a way. He was one of the younger guys in the Guadalajara cartel before it splintered and he and another guy were given Samoa as territory. In our timeline currently, that’s already happened because that was in 1985. So it depends. If we take our time, it could take a while. If we jump right into it, it could be really soon.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of Narcos Season 5 and potentially beyond…