The Cast of ‘Narcos’ Where Are They Now?

It's been almost seven since Narcos came to an end, so what are the cast working on next? Let's find out.

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The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now

It’s been over nine years since Narcos debuted on Netflix. From its iconic theme to its excellent cast and brilliant story, Narcos is still one of the best crime dramas on the platform, but here’s what the cast of Narcos is up to now.

While you’re here, treat yourself to another listen to Tuyo, the iconic Narcos theme tune from Rodrigo Amarante.

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Here’s what Narcos’s cast is working for next on and away from Netflix.


Pedro Pascal – Javier Peña

Pedro Pascal had been acting for fifteen years before getting his breakout role as Oberyn Martell in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Soon after, he was cast as Javier Peña in Narcos.

Since Narcos ended, the demand for his services has increased tenfold as Pedro Pascal is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood.

He has starred in some huge roles in ginormous franchises, starring as Din Jarin in Disney’s The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Joel Miller in HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984, and was recently cast in role of Reed Richards in the MCU’s reboot of the Fantastic Four.

Other popular films featuring the Chilean-born actor are The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Triple Frontier, and The Equalizer 2.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Pedro Pascal


Wagner Moura – Pablo Escobar

Since the end of Narcos, Wagner Moura has had several roles. Arguably, his most popular role was as the voice of Wolf in Dreamworks’ animated feature Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

He has also returned to Netflix on three occasions. Moura starred as Sergio Viera de Mello in Sergio and Laszlo Sosa in The Gray Man and reprised his role as Pablo Escobar in two episodes of Narcos: Mexico.

Outside of Netflix, he starred in the Apple+ series Shining Girls and as Juan Pablo Roque in Wasp Network. He also lent his voice to Greenpeace for their short There’s a Monster in My Kitchen.

Moura will star in the upcoming television adaptation of Mr. & Mrs Smith on Amazon Prime.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Wagner Moura

Picture: Wagner Moura in Puss N’ Boots: The Last Wish (left), The Gray Man (center), Evergreen (right)


Boyd Holbrook – Steve Murphy

While playing the role of a “good guy” in Steve Murphy, a lot of Boy Holbrook’s most memorable roles since Narcos came to an end have seen him portray villains such as Pierce in Logan, Indiana Jones, Klaber in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and The Corinthian in Netflix’s The Sandman.

Holbrook starred in The Predator and the FX series Justified: City Primeval.

Boyd Holbrook will star in multiple upcoming projects, including the television series Executioner and a project from The Office actor and producer B.J. Novak. As for films, he is due to star as Johnny Cash in A Complete Unknown.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Boyd Holbrook


Alberto Ammann – Pacho Herrera

Alberto Ammann was recently seen in Netflix’s Griselda, where he played the role of Alberto Bravo, the ex-husband of Griselda Blanco.

Ammann has starred in movies such as Upon Entry, Overdose, Presencias, and The Year of Fury. As for television shows, he has starred in miniseries The Longest Night, Mars, and Tales of the Lockdown; however, like his co-star Wagner Moura, he returned to the Narcos franchise to reprise his role as Pacho Herrera in Narcos: Mexico for nine episodes.

Alberto is due to star in the movies Remember It as Pablo and Everything Can Happen! as Andrea.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Alberto Ammann


Paulina Gaitan – Tata Escobar

Since 2017, Paulina has starred in plenty of film and television shows. Including shorts, she is credited with 21 roles. Some of her most prominent roles have been in shows such as Asesino del Olvido, No fue Mi Culpa: Mexico, El Presidente, Diablo Guardián, and Lady of Steel.

Paulina didn’t join her cast members in reprising her role as Tata Escobar in Narcos: Mexico.

She will star in the upcoming film City of Dreams and has three further projects lined up

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Paulina Gaitan

Picture: Paulina Gaitan in El Presidente (left), Diablo Guardián (center), and Asesino del Olvido (right)


Brett Cullen – Arthur Cosby

Cullen’s most recognizable role since Narcos ended was as Thomas Wayne in Joker.

Starring in multiple films and television shows, he starred in True Detective, Truth Be Told, Big Dogs, The Blacklist, and Winning Time: The Rise of the Laker’s Dynasty.

As for films, Cullen starred in The Riot Act, Marriage: Impossible, Romantic Reunion, Reminiscence, American Carnage, and It Snows All the Time.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Brett Cullen

Picture: Brett Cullen in The Blacklist (left), Joker (center) and Winning Time (right)


Adria Arjona – Helena

The actress has starred in some big-budget productions since her brief appearance in Narcos.

In films, Adria has starred in Netflix’s Triple Frontier, 6 Underground, Sweet Girl, and Hitman. She has also starred in the sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, Father of the Bride, and The Absence of Eden. She also starred in Sony’s Morbius.

In television, she starred as Dorothy in Emerald City, the Anathema Device in Amazon’s Good Omens, and Bix Caleen in the Disney+ series Andor

Adria has two films on the way soon, Los Frikis as Maria and a currently named role in Blink Twice.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Adria Arjona

Picture: Adria Arjona in Andor (left), Emerald City (center) and Pacific Rim: Uprising (right)


Damián Alcázar – Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela

The actor has starred in many different television and film projects, particularly Spanish-language productions. However, audiences will be more familiar with his work in shows such as HBO Max’s Before I Forget, Amazon’s Dudes,  and his reprisal of Gilberto Rodríguez in Narcos Mexico.

As for films, Damián was recently seen in Blue Beetle as Alberto Reyes.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Damian Alcazar

Picture: Damián Alcázar in Blue Beetle (center), Before I Forget (left) and Narcos: Mexico (right)


Francisco Denis – Miguel Rodriguez

Like many of his fellow co-stars, Francisco reprised his role as Miguel Rodriguez in one episode of Narcos. Since Narcos, he starred in several Amazon’s Jack Ryan series episodes as Miguel Ubarri. He has starred in two other Netflix shows, such as The Five Juanas and Diary of a Gigolo.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Franciso Denis

Picture: Francisco Denis as Miguel Ubarri in Tom Clancey’s Jack Ryan


Raúl Méndez – César Gaviria

During, and shortly after his time on Narcos came to an end, Raúl starred in several episodes of Sense8 as Joaquin Flores. He has starred in multiple Spanish-language dramas such as Enemigo Íntimo, No fue mi culpa: México, Marea alta and Senda Prohibida.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Raul Mendez

Picture: Raúl Méndez as Joaquin Flores in Sense8


Paulina García – Hermilda Gaviria

The actress has only made one return for Netflix: the 2019 film Blood Will Tell. Outside of Netflix, there have been multiple television appearances. The most notable are Amazon’s The Pack as Koch and Apple+ Now and Then as Marisa Vilas.

The Cast Of Narcos Where Are They Now Pauline Garcia

Picture: Paulina García in The Pack


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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.