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L.A. Screenings Spotlight: Gaumont


There’s a fifth chapter of Narcos on offer from Gaumont.

The first three seasons chronicle the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the stories of the drug kingpins of the late ’80s, including the infamous Pablo Escobar. The focus has now switched to Mexico’s cannabis trade and the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel. “Although in a new location, the storytelling, production values and equally talented new cast continue to captivate,” says Vanessa Shapiro, the company’s president of worldwide television distribution and co-production.

She adds, “Stories of the real-life rise to global power and wealth of the world’s most infamous drug lords are addicting and fascinating for audiences everywhere.”

Further highlights include Murder in Lisieux, a thriller produced by Gaumont for France 3, and The Art of Crime, a procedural set in the world of art. “We are taking crime series to a new level that will intrigue audiences all over the world,” Shapiro says.


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