Netflix Bags New Pablo Escobar Documentary for July 2024

500 Days of Escobar is set to hit Netflix in multiple countries (including the US) on July 19th, 2024.

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Netflix Picks Up Colombian Pablo Escobar Documentary Series

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500 Days of Escobar (Los 500 días de Escobar) has been added to the Netflix lineup for July 2024, having initially aired in Colombia in 2023.

Providing perhaps one of the most definitive versions of the life of the Colombian drug kingpin, the documentary features new testimony from Gustavo Salazar Pineda, Alonso Salazar, María Emma Mejía Vélez, Óscar Naranjo, Javier Peña, and Nicolas Escobar Urquijo to document the reign of terror he had over Colombia and the 500-day manhunt to bring him down between 1992 and 1993.

Simon Hernandez is behind the documentary, serving as director and co-writer alongside Jorge Cardona Alzate.

The documentary first aired last December in Colombia and has been picked up by Netflix to air worldwide this July.

Escobar Documentary Series

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The documentary adds to the growing content library on Netflix surrounding the drug kingpin. Naturally, Pablo Escobar was at the center of the first few seasons of the scripted series Narcos, plus Netflix still licenses 74 episodes of Pablo Escobar, El Patron del Mal, in the majority of countries around the world. More recently, Netflix in the United States licensed the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary The Two Escobars, first released in 2010.

The title wasn’t initially confirmed by Netflix for release in July 2024; however, it will soon be included on our list, which we maintain throughout the month to ensure we bring you every new title on the way.

Other documentaries Netflix has lined up throughout July 2024 include The Man with 1000 Kids, Simone Biles Rising, Skywalkers: A Love Story, Dirty Pop: The Boy Band Scam, and LALIGA: All Access.

Will you check out the Pablo Escobar documentary series when it drops on Netflix on July 19th, 2024? Let us know in the comments down below.