Narcos star really wants to spend some time in Cork on his next visit to Ireland
The world of Narcos meets Cork. It's not the Rebel County for nothing...
Throughout the five seasons of Narcos, viewers have been introduced to some pretty memorable locations.
The bustling favelas of Medellín provided the backdrop for much of the earlier seasons that revolved around Pablo Escobar, while the third season shifted the focus to the opulent mansions of the Cali Cartel.
In recent seasons, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo's empire started off as a small marijuana plantation known as "Rancho Búfalo" in Chihuahua, Mexico, but he ended up ruling over Guadalajara and the entire Mexican drug trafficking system, thanks to the plaza system he introduced.
With Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico continuing to expand the global scale of the narcotics industry, we've been given glimpses into the mechanisations of racketeering in Juarez, Sinaloa, Tijuana, and the Gulf.
Each area its own territory, each area brimming with danger and violence.
Thankfully, Scoot McNairy (Walt Breslin) isn't looking for any of those things because after a very impressive few months that saw him star in the likes of True Detective, Once Upon A Time In...Hollywood, and Narcos: Mexico, he fancies a little R&R.
Well, the actor is familiar with these shores having filmed Lenny Abrahamson's Frank in Dublin and Wicklow.
JOE was lucky enough to chat with the talented actor about his role as Walt Breslin in the beloved Netflix drama and aside from stating his desire to return for more seasons, McNairy also said that he fancies a little trip to the Rebel County.
"Yeah, on Frank we were filming in Wicklow and Dublin, just all of that surrounding area. It's beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Truly gorgeous but I was upset that I didn't get to make it down to Cork and along its coast. Domhnall was like, 'man, you got to go. You've got to go the coast. It's just mind-blowing'. I didn't get to make it out there but I'm planning to on my next trip.
"Being in the countryside was just beautiful. That sort of backdrop itself, it's so foreign to me. You know, the rock walls and the mist from the rain etc. Just being there for me was such a happy experience. You know, it was in the winter so I didn't get to do any fly fishing - which I was upset about - but Ireland was gorgeous. It was amazing."
During a previous interview with JOE, Narcos showrunner Eric Newman also said that he fancies moving to Ireland and researching the idea of a Narcos: Ireland.
Who knows? The war on drugs could be coming to Ireland in the Netflix drama.
For fans of McNairy, they can check him out in Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico which is now streaming on Netflix.