Narcos creator would love to work with Cillian Murphy again 1 year ago

Narcos creator would love to work with Cillian Murphy again

We'd love to see it.

A law abiding military man who turned to a life of racketeering and crime. A main character with an intellect surpassed only by his ambition. A criminal empire that spread across the entire country. A family torn apart by crime and violence.


In many ways, Narcos' Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) and Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) are cut from the same cloth.

Both men are cold-blooded killers, both men are ruthless, both men have ambition and brains.

However, while Birmingham's most famous gangster has ascended to the Houses of Parliament, the latest season of Narcos: Mexico has ended up with Gallardo behind bars.

There's no end in sight to the war on drugs and during a recent interview with JOE, Narcos showrunner Eric Newman gave a few details about what fans of the show can expect in the future, if another season is approved by Netflix.

As Felix said in prison, remember the name of Amado Carrillo Fuentes. Given the prominence of the Sinaloa cartel in the most recent episodes, Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán looks set to become an even more central character in the show.

Aside from discussing his plans for a Mexico-centric version of the show, Newman also spoke about expanding the Narcos universe and potentially moving the story into even more territories, Ireland being one.

Well, one Irishman Newman is familiar with is Cillian Murphy after he worked with the Cork man on the sci-fi movie In Time.


When asked in jest by JOE if he fancied relocating the show to Ireland with Cillian Murphy in the lead, Newman said: "I would love that! You know what I want to do, if I could do anything? I'd like to move to Dublin and live for six months and think about it. That's my dream, I'd love it," said Newman.

The man who plays Tommy Shelby working again with the man who told Pablo Escobar's story? Bring it on.

Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico is now available to watch on Netflix.