11:43am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Netflix's Pablo Escobar Drama Adds 'Hatfields' Alum (Exclusive)
Netflix's upcoming Pablo Escobar drama Narcos is firming up its cast.
The drama from director Jose Padilha and Gaumont International has enlisted Hatfields & McCoys alum Boyd Holbrook, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The 10-episode series will chronicle the life and death of Escobal, the leader of the Medellin Cartel, which was at one time the world's most ambitious and violent trafficking organization. Elite Squad's Wagner Moura stars as Escobar.
Holbrook will play Steve Murphy, a native West Virginian who was a DEA agent sent to Colombia as part of a U.S. mission to capture, and ultimately kill, notorious cocaine kingpin Escobar in the late '80s and early '90s.
Elite Squad's Padilha will direct and exec produce the series, which will be written by Chris Brancato (Hannibal). He will exec produce alongside Padilha and Eric Newman. The series will debut in 2015.
Holbrook starred in Sundance's Little Accidents with Elizabeth Banks and was seen in Kristen Wiig's Skeleton Twins, both due later this year. He'll also be seen in Gone Girl, Walk Among the Tombstones and Jane Got a Gun. On the TV side, he had an arc on Showtime's The Big C. He's repped by CAA.