This article contains spoilers from Game of Thrones if you're not caught up on Season 4 through last week's episode, "The Mountain and the Viper."
Pedro Pascal has lined up his next small screen role. After making his grand exit from Game of Thrones last week, the actor is joining the cast of Netflix's upcoming series Narcos, which is being written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha.
According to Deadline, Narcos tells "the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe" and the efforts taken by law enforcement to deal with the situation. Wagner Moura is on board to star as Pablo Escobar, the infamous drug kingpin. Moura recently appeared in Neill Blomkamp's 2013 sci-fi film Elysium:
Pedro Pascal will be on the other side of the story, playing Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent who heads to Colombia to try to capture and kill Escobar. This series is being produced by Gaumont, which gave us Hannibal, not to mention Netflix's Hemlock Grove.
This is undoubtedly an exciting piece of casting news for the Netflix drama, especially coming so soon after Pedro Pascal had his memorable sendoff on Game of Thrones. Talk about an Inigo Montoya scene gone all kinds of wrong. Let's just pause for a second, for those who can stomach it, and relive Oberyn Martell's last minute...
Pascal's Game of Thrones character made his dramatic departure in a scene so bloody, it reached Spartacus's level of gore. That's saying something. And with that, Pascal has become available for new roles. Hopefully he'll have a longer run on Netflix's Narcos.
Pedro Pascal's had a pretty solid run on television over the last few years, leading up to Game of Thrones. He played the role of Jay Castillo in ABC's short-lived drama Red Widow before heading over to USA to play Juan Badillo in Graceland. After a brief appearance on Homeland, he headed over to The Mentalist to play FBI agent Marcus Pike. And then it was off to Westeros for what may prove to be his most memorable role yet.
Netflix is aiming to debut Narcos in 2015.
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