Pedro Pascal Cast in Upcoming Netflix Series

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Pedro Pascal lives!

The actor, whose died the most head-crunching of deaths on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 8, has been cast as the lead in the upcoming Netflix drama Narcos. 

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As first reported by Deadline, Pascal will star as Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent sent to Colombia on a mission to capture and kill him to cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Wagner Moura is on board as Escobar and the series (written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha) is based on true events.

No release date has been set yet, but the Orange is the New Black Season 2 comes out TODAY on Netflix. You should spend all weekend watching it.

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