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OTTplay Now You Know - Narcos
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 18, 2021
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Welcome to OTTplay Now You Know, one podcast that keeps you updated on all the trivia, lesser-known facts and even anecdotes of popular films or shows. I'm your host Nikhil, stay with me. 

Netflix’s original, Narcos, is an American crime drama series that aired between 2015 and 2017. The three season series consisting of 30 episodes is by far the best crime drama series ever made. The show follows the life story of Columbia based drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the 80s. Here are a few interesting facts about the show.

1.Producer Eric Newman stated that initially they came up with Narcos as a big-budget feature film. But when the writing team gathered more information on Pablo, which couldn't fit into a single movie, it was greenlit for a series. 

 2. Wagner Moura, who portrayed Pablo’s character, not only had to gain 40 lbs for the show but had to wear a fake stomach throughout.

3. Actor Adriana Barraza was looped in to play Pablo’s mother Hermilda Escobar for first four episodes, but was replaced later by Paulina Garcia for reasons unknown

4. Though the show is based on an 80s lifestyle, modern vehicles are visible in the aerial shot of the city in season 2 episode 9.

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Well that's some lesser-known trivia about your favorite series Narcos, I shall be back again tomorrow with a brand new episode until then it's your host Nikhil outta here.

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