Netflix has released a new Narcos-like show on its streaming platform. Narco-Saints is a Korean crime-thriller series that stars Park Hae Soon who is most famous for his other shows, Squid Game and Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area.
Formerly, the show is entitled The Accidental Narco. It is directed and written by Yoon Jong Bin.
Here's what you need to know about Narco-Saints Season 1.
When Is Narco-Saints Coming to Netflix?
Narco-Saints has already been released on Netflix. The show made its premiere on Friday, September 9th. When the show was released, all of its episodes were released on the same day.
There are a total of six episodes for Narco-Saints Season 1, each episode has an approximate runtime of 50 minutes.
What Is Narco-Saints Story About?
One interesting fact about the Narco-Saints story is that it is actually based on true events. It follows the story of a Korean drug lord, named Cho Bong-haeng, who previously worked with the infamous Colombian Cali Cartel. This cartel was founded by three brothers after separating from the drug ring of Pablo Escobar.
The show occurs in Suriname, South America, where drug syndicates run the country. One particular drug lord has nabbed the National Intelligence Service's attention.
In order to infiltrate the syndicate, the intelligence service enlists an ordinary businessman (played by Ha Jung-Woo) to help them out. But instead, he falls deep into the crime too.
Will There Be a Narco-Saints Season 2?
Since Narco-Saints is based on a true story, it will also depend on how the real-life kingpin's tale ended. But it's highly possible that a second installation could be made. Cho Bong-haeng was arrested at an airport in São Paulo by Brazilian federal police. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2011 by the 29th Criminal Division of the Seoul Central District Court.
After his imprisonment, Bong-haeng's current whereabouts are a mystery. A previous report by Financial News said that the 70-year-old kingpin had returned to Suriname after being released from prison.
Who Is Part of Narco-Saints Cast?
Without a doubt, the most recognizable cast in Narco-Saints is Park Hae Soo. But there are other actors who have joined him in Narco-Saints. Some actors are even making their Netflix debut in the show. The list includes:
- Ha Jung Woo (as Kang In Gu)
- Hwang Jung Min (as Jeon Yo Hwan)
- Park Hae Soo (as Choi Chang Ho)
- Jo Woo Jin (as Byeon Ki Tae)
- Yoo Yeon Seok (as David Park)
- Choo Ja Hyun
- Chang Chen
Is There a Narco-Saints Trailer Online?
Yes, Netflix has released a teaser trailer of the show on August 11, 2022 in preparation for its release.
A month later, the official Narco-Saints trailer was released on YouTube.
The Swoon has also released a behind-the-scenes video of the show. You can watch it here: