The Netflix original series, Narcos, tells the extraordinary true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe. All ten episodes are now streaming exclusively on Netflix.
This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities.
DK's goal in developing a title sequence for Narcos was to focus on capturing a moment in time in the efforts to apprehend one of the most infamous drug lords in history, Pablo Escobar. Extensively researched and developed, the main title incorporates live-action footage shot on location in Colombia and Los Angeles with extensive archival imagery, including photography and video from the vaults of Escobar’s personal photographer “El Chino.”
The vibrancy of the colors used were reflective of the lavish excesses of the time and the natural beauty of Colombia.
Main Titles Design: Digital Kitchen Los Angeles
Client: Gaumont International / Netflix
Creative Director: Tom O’Neill
Production Designer: Harshit Desai
Lead Animator/Compositor: David Badounts
CG/Design Lead: Joshua Smith
Editor: Nik Kleverov
Producer: Paul Makowski
Live Action Producer: Chad Stanley
Executive Producer: Cynthia Biamon
Executive Producer: Erica Coates
Narcos stars acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The series also features powerful performances by Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert
Affairs), Brazil’s renowned André Mattos (Elite Squad), beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and the stunning Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down) from Mexico.
José Padilha (Elite Squad) serves as executive producer along with Eric Newman (Children of Men), and the team of creators Chris Brancato (Hannibal) and Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro (Sorcerer’s Apprentice). Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.