Video Interview with Narcos’ Eric Newman

Narcos showrunner Eric Newman talks to TV Drama about working with DEA agents to craft characters, balancing facts and dramatizations, and what the experience of working on the series has meant to him both personally and professionally.

Narcos has told the stories of Pablo Escobar, the infamous head of the Medellín drug cartel and narco-terrorist, and the rival Cali cartel. The latest season explores the origins of the drug trade in Mexico. Narcos: Mexico, meanwhile, explores the origins of the drug trade in Mexico, and the show was recently renewed by Netflix. Regardless of country or the methods used by drug lords, the protagonist has always been cocaine. The series, under the stewardship of Newman, is rooted in fact and has made ample use of consultants from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It has gone beyond simplistic depictions of good guys and criminals by showing the human side of the traffickers and the not-always-noble motivations of law enforcement.

This interview is available with subtitles in Spanish, Mandarin or French.