12:19pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Netflix's 'Narcos' Replacing Showrunner for Third Time
There's yet another change at the top of Netflix's Narcos.
The Golden Globe-nominated drama is making its third showrunner change. Gone is Adam Fierro, and in are Jose Padilha and Eric Newman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
This marks the third showrunner change overall for the drug-cartel drama revolving around crime lord Pablo Escobar.
Chris Brancato, who oversaw the first season of the project starring Wagner Moura, exited ahead of the series debut for an overall deal with ABC Studios and to run ABC's midseason biblical drama Of Kings and Prophets.
The Gaumont International Television effort stars Moura as Escobar and tells the story of the Medellin Cartel, once the world's most ambitious and violent trafficking organization.
Padilha and Newman will work with a team of writers on season two.