Narcos is one of the great historical fiction series of recent years. Based on the fight against drug trafficking in Colombia during the 1990s, the Netflix series created by Chris Brancato, Eric Newman, and Carlo Bernard has attracted millions of viewers since its launch in 2015. A major part of that success stems from the show's cast of characters, which we'll take a closer look at here.
Narcos: The Cast in Real Life
Despite not having many immediately recognizable faces, the acclaimed show and its performances speak for themselves. The Netflix series went on to become a favourite of binge-watchers and critics alike.
Actors including Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Joanna Christie, and Paulina Gaitán are all found on Narcos, which ran for three seasons (2015-2018).
But what is the real-life story of the actors who gave life to Narcos, the engrossing organized crime drama? Meet the cast and learn their backgrounds in this gallery!