NARCOS S01E03Netflix announced today that its original series Narcos, which chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s, will premiere Friday, August 28th.

The series shows how law enforcement agencies were forced to meet the drug lords head on in a brutal, bloody conflict and details the conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in an effort to control the world’s most powerful commodity: cocaine.