Narcos Season 3 renewal has suffered an early blow.
Adam Fierro has departed the series ahead of its Season 2 release, marking the third showrunner change for the Pablo Escobar drama.
Fierro succeeded Chris Brancato, who left in April for an overall deal at ABC Studios. Brancato had joined the Pablo Escobardrama midway through production on Season 1 and is credited as co-creator alongside Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro who had written the original script. The showrunner change was made beforeNarcos had debuted. I hear at the time Netflix and producer Gaumont International Television were looking to change things up for Season 2, and The Shield and The Walking Dead alum Fierro was tasked with charting the new creative direction.
After Narcos premiered to large viewership and good reviews, there was a push for stronger continuation in Season 2. Jose Padilha, who had departed after serving as director/producer in Season 2, was brought back as executive producer.
Netflix notes that Fierro has completed his Season 2 contract, which included breaking stories for the new episodes.
It remains to be seen how the loss of Fierro impacts Narcos moving forward (Season 2 premieres in 2016), but it can’t be helpful and the Cancellation Reaper will be as watchful as ever.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Narcos Season 3…