When Netflix released Narcos in 2015, it took the world by storm. It tells the story of notorious cartel leader Pablo Escobar and his control of the cocaine market in the 1980s and early 1990s. Many fans already loosely knew this story, but Narcos still got millions of viewers and a ton of critical praise. For my money, it’s the best thing Netflix has ever put out.
However, despite there being throngs of diehard Narcos fans out there, there are still some things most people didn’t know about the show or even Escobar himself. This article will take a closer look at Narcos and give you ten interesting facts you might not have not known about the Netflix hit, which is through three seasons already with a fourth on the way.
10. The Product Design was Authentic Thanks to Escobar Himself
If you’re wondering how the design of everything from the clothing to the buildings on Narcos was so superb, you actually have Pablo Escobar himself to thank for that. See, Escobar kept a very detailed visual documentation of himself over the years, so it was easy for producers of the show to see exactly what he and his comrades were wearing at many different points. If Escobar hadn’t kept so many videos and pictures of his life, the costume and set design on the show might never have been as authentic as it was.