Netflix Cancels 'Narcos: Mexico' Red Carpet Premiere Amid Woolsey Fire
The screening of the series will continue as planned.
Netflix has canceled the Narcos: Mexico red carpet premiere in wake of the California wildfires, the streaming platform announced Wednesday.
“In light of the tragic and escalating wildfires in Los Angeles, we will be canceling tonight’s red carpet for the premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The screening will continue as planned. We thank you in advance for understanding and encourage your support of one of the many organizations who are helping those impacted,” reads a statement from a Netflix spokesperson. The contact information for the Red Cross and California Fire Foundation are also listed.
This is the third red carpet cancellation from the streaming platform amid the Woolsey Fire, which also scrapped the AFI fest carpet for the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Susanne Bier’s Bird Box.
Paramount also canceled the Nov. 11 red carpet and afterparty for the comedy Instant Family, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. Annapurna, Fox and Focus Features have canceled the AFI fest red carpets for their upcoming films, as well, including the carpets for Nicole Kidman's Destroyer, Viola Davis' Widows and the fest's closing-night screening of Mary Queen of Scots.
The Woolsey Fire, first sparked Thursday afternoon, has burned over 97,620 acres and destroyed more than 483 structures. Over 250,000 residents have been evacuated and three deaths have been linked to the fire. The blaze is now said to be nearly half contained at 47 percent. Crews hope for full containment by Sunday.