It seems Netflix is already hooked on Narcos.
Less than a week after the series’ debut, the streaming giant has renewed its ’80s-set drug drama for a second season.
Narcos stars Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as real-life drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who ran Colombia’s violent Medellín Cartel. Pedro Pascal (who co-stars as Mexican DEA Agent Javier Peña) shared the renewal news on Instagram:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Fierro (The Shield) will take over as showrunner in Season 2, replacing Chris Brancato (who next will oversee ABC’s midseason biblical drama Of Kings and Prophets).
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* The Late Show With Stephen Colbert‘s Sept. 8 series premiere will run long, airing from 11:35 pm to 12:44 am, CBS announced Thursday. The Late Late Show With James Corden will follow from 12:44 am to 1:44 am.
* Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, ABC Family will air Last Man Standing reruns on weekdays from noon to 2 pm. Boy Meets World reruns will now air at 11 am, bumping Gilmore Girls — which will soon be in syndication on Up TV — off the cabler’s schedule completely.
* Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Chris Lowell (Private Practice) and Angélica María (Qué Bonito Amor) have joined the cast of Graves, EPIX’s upcoming political satire about a former U.S. president (Nick Nolte, Gracepoint) who tries to right the wrongs of his administration 25 years after leaving office. Astin will play Isaiah Miller, the titular ex-president’s neurotic assistant; Lowell will play Jeremy Graves, the former POTUS’ underachieving son; and María will play Ramona Alvarez, the wry housekeeper who has worked for President Graves since before he was elected.
* Disney XD has greenlit Lab Rats: Elite Force, a spinoff merging Lab Rats: Bionic Island with Mighty Med. The premise: After the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by villains, Kaz, Oliver and Skylar join forces with Chase and Bree to form an “elite force.”