Narcos star Pedro Pascal feels the show should end if makers can't promise safety of cast and crew

Pedro Pascal said the makers of Narcos need to ensure the cast and crew's safety if the show is to continue, in the wake of the death of a crew member in Mexico

PTI September 27, 2017 16:21:45 IST
Narcos star Pedro Pascal feels the show should end if makers can't promise safety of cast and crew

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.

Narcos star Pedro Pascal feels the show should end if makers cant promise safety of cast and crew

Pedro Pascal in Narcos. Image from Twitter/@TheReel_in

Carlos Munoz Portal, 47, was shot to death on 11 September 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, according to a TMZ report.

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 installment 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.

Sesaon three of the show aired on 1 September.

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