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Pedro Pascal wants Narcos to end if Netflix can’t provide protection

Pedro Pascal said the makers of Narcos need to ensure the cast and crew of the show receive protection, otherwise it will be difficult to continue with the series, after one of its location scouts was shot dead in Mexico.

tv Updated: Sep 28, 2017 10:32 IST
Press Trust of India
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Pedro Pascal in a still from Narcos.

Pedro Pascal said the makers of Narcos need to ensure the cast and crew of the show receive protection, otherwise it will be difficult to continue with the series, after one of its location scouts was shot dead in Mexico.

Carlos Munoz Portal, 47, was shot to death on September 11 in a violent region in central Mexico while scouting for season four of the Netflix original series.

Pascal, 42, who plays DEA agent Javier Pena in the popular drug drama, said producers would now need to find a way to keep the show’s staff safe, reported TMZ.com.

He described Portal’s death as “tragic” and said, “Well they can’t do it (show) if it’s not safe. We are talking about lives. If they want to do it, they’ll figure it out in a safe way.”

Munoz’s bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near San Bartolo Actopan, near the borders of Hidalgo state, which is said to have one of the highest murder rates in Mexico.

Narcos originally chronicled the rise and fall of the notorious Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Following Portal’s murder, Escobar’s brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, suggested the show should hire hitmen of its own to continue filming its fourth series.

The fourth season of the show is said to explore the origins of Mexico’s infamous Juarez cartel, just as season three focused on the rise and fall of Colombias Cali cartel and heralded the shift of the drug wars to Mexico.

Season three of the show aired on September 1.

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First Published: Sep 28, 2017 10:30 IST