Netflix is producing a new druglord original series - 'Yankee'
Yankee is based on the story of entrepreneur Malcolm Moriarty, who crosses the border into Mexico and becomes a drug lord to protect his family
Netflix is back with another drug lord original series. The streaming giant's latest narcotic bust is 'Yankee,' a series based on the story of a man who got into narcotics to find power. Malcolm Moriarty (Pablo Lyle), a young entrepreneur from the United States crosses the border into Mexico and becomes a drug lord when he finds his family is in danger. 'Yankee' is produced by Argos and Epigmenio Ibarra and Verónica Velasco serve as executive producers.
Carlos Carrera is the main director of the series and Diego Enrique Osorno, Eduardo Antonio Parra, Cesar Gandara, Alexandro Aldrete and Alo Valenzuela (coordinator) are part of the scriptwriting team. In addition to 'Yankee,' Netflix will be producing Justiciera, El club and El Jefe, in partnership with Argos, the shows will premiere between 2019 and 2020.
Netflix has already started work on 'Yankee' - the cast and crew are busy shooting in Mexico. The show's plot brings back serious 'Narcos' nostalgia. 'Narcos' was a massive success for Netflix and it paved the way for shows like 'Yankee.'
The series was filmed in Colombia and was primarily based on the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine. The show also focused on Escobar's interactions with other drug lords, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, and various opposition entities.
Along with his roots in the cocaine business, the show also talked about his relationship with his family and his kids. While no two shows are the same, there's a slight chance that 'Yankee' will remind one of 'Narcos' pretty strongly.
The show's popularity has got Netflix bringing it back for a fourth season, which is set to take a look at the origins of the modern drug war by going back to a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. The season is set to premiere in November later this year. While the number of episodes for 'Yankee' isn't out so far, it would be safe to assume it would be around 10 each.