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'Narcos' Netflix Series Release Date & Cast News: Ana de la Reguera Spills Details on 'Very Idealistic' Role

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Ana de la Reguera recently talked to Fox 5 NY about Netflix's upcoming series "Narcos," a drug cartel drama focusing on the life of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar.

The Mexican actress portrays a guerilla fighter in the show. "She's a very idealistic woman who wants the best for her country, but the guerilla starts to get corrupt," de la Reguera said of her character, as quoted by Latin Times.

When asked if she's worried about the implications of "Narcos" on Colombians, the 38-year-old star said that the events in the series have unfolded many years ago, and that the show will provide a fresh take on Escobar's eventful life.

"This was many years ago. There were so many people killed, but they are in a great position to tell the story and it is told from many perspectives," she explained, as reported by Latin Times.

"Narcos," a 10-episode series, chronicles the cocaine drug trade's beginnings, "what fuels it and how many people died so far both violently on account of getting addicted," producer José Padilha told PEOPLE.

The series is told from the points of view of Escobar, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, and U.S. DEA agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, who are portrayed by Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook, respectively, Latin Times noted. Also starring are Juan Pablo Raba, Manolo Cardona, André Mattos, Stephanie Sigman, Luis Guzman, and Joanna Christie, The Hollywood Reporter listed.

The production team of "Narcos" aimed to entertain viewers, but they also worked with the real-life Peña and Murphy to deliver a historically accurate series based on Escobar's 1980's drug empire.

"Cocaine has had a huge negative impact on the lives of people all over the world," Padilha told PEOPLE. "It's important to show its history."

Escobar was once described by Peña as the inventor of narco-terrorism, who caused the deaths of thousands of people and made Colombia the murder capital of the world during his time as the "King of Cocaine," The Wrap wrote. For Murphy, killing Escobar was "one of the happiest days" of his life, Observer reported.

"I was happy, though," Peña said, as quoted by Observer. "I lost some good friends, that he had killed. It was personal. And then you look at the history of Escobar, he had killed attorney generals. He killed judges. He killed a presidential candidate. We would intercept some letters from Escobar, and he was even after the Search Bloc leader Hugo Martinez and his family. That's what the emotions were for. Just, 'We got you.'"

"Narcos" airs on Aug. 28 at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix, as per PEOPLE.

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