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Narcos: Season 1 Exclusive Clip Explores the Need to Film Pablo Escobar’s Story in Colombia


Narcos: Season 1 Exclusive Clip Explores the Need to Film Pablo Escobar’s Story in Colombia

Authentically paying homage to one of society’s most influential public figures, no matter how infamous the leader may be, is a compelling stance many filmmakers take when adapting biographies for the screen. That’s certainly the case with the biographical series, ‘Narcos: Season 1,’ which was released on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) this week by Lionsgate. In honor of the Neflix crime drama’s home release, Shockya has an exclusive clip from the bonus features of the show’s Blu-ray and DVD.

The exclusive clip, which is titled ‘Shooting in Columbia,’ features interviews with executives from the series, including Chris Brancato, who serves as an executive producer and the showrunner of Season 1; Eric Newman, who is also an executive producer; and José Padilha, who also serves as an executive producer and a director. The trio discusses that since the drama focuses on the world of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, they felt it was essential to film ‘Narcos: Season 1’ in the South American country.

‘Narcos: Season 1,’ which was produced by Gaumont Television, stars Wagner Moura in a Golden Globe Award-nominated performance as the legendary Escobar. The series tells the true-life story of the rise of international cocaine cartels, and the battle waged by law enforcement to stop them. Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug kingpin, attempts to evade the two DEA agents who were sent to stop his operation: Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal).

The home entertainment release of ‘Narcos: Season 1′ includes three all-new featurettes, including
Establishing the Route,’ ‘The Colombian Connection’ and ‘The Language Barrier,’ as well as audio commentaries on select episodes and deleted scenes. The season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.97 and $29.98, respectively.

Watch ‘Shooting in Columbia,’ Shockya’s exclusive clip from from the bonus features of ‘Narcos: Season 1’s Blu-ray and DVD, below:

Narcos: Season 1 Exclusive Clip Explores the Need to Film Pablo Escobar's Story in Colombia

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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