If you watched Sunday’s “House of Black and White” episode, during the “previously on Game of Thrones” segment you were treated to a flashback glimpse of the Red Viper aka Oberyn Martell aka he’ll always be missed, Pedro Pascal. And if you’re anything like me, you’re still stalking his Instagram page to keep up with the actor’s continuing antics, like this shot of him just hanging around with his The Great Wall co-star, Willem Dafoe,
recording Sarah Paulson’s dance of excitement over the Game of Thrones’ premiere,
or, sharing a photo of himself living out his Tron fantasy:
I’ve also been combing the news on and off for word of Pascal’s next television project, Netflix’s Narcos, and even though he posted a cast photo back in February:
There’s been no real information on the series since…forever — until now, that is. Apparently the series, which centers on efforts to bring down Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, is swapping out its writer/showrunner again. Former Hannibal writer Chris Brancato had jumped in to head up Narcos in the middle of production, but now he’s leaving for an ABC project/deal (are you crazy?), and The Walking Dead producer, Adam Fierro will take his place. Hopefully, the behind-the-scenes musical chairs game is over now, as the cast has been in place, and we’re anxious to see Pascal as a Mexican DEA agent in one of Netflix’s (great so far) original series. Narcos also stars Wagner Moura as Escobar, Manolo Cardona as Eduardo Mendoza, and Boyd Holbrook as former U.S. DEA man, Steve Murphy, sent on a mission to kill Escobar. The series is expected to debut sometime this year.
Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with this shot of Pascal with Nick Offerman and Kevin Corrigan.