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32 CINEMONTAGE / Q3 2016 by Mel Lambert portraits by Martin Cohen S cheduled to unveil on September 2 in its 10-episode entirety, Season 2 of Netflix's hit series Narcos is expected to prove as popular as the initial offering — and probably will be viewed in extended binge-watching sessions, if previous experience is any indicator. Apparently, post-production sound work on the series proved no less a marathon. "From the time I started in February, the schedule was quite demanding," concedes supervising sound editor Randle Akerson, MPSE. "At one point we were mixing two episodes back to back! And as we got closer to our July finish, we saw later turnovers with more changes and actors who became unavailable." Created and executive produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro as a partnership between Netflix and Spanish-language network Telemundo, Narcos tells the story of former drug kingpin Pablo Escobar who, during the late-1980s and 1990s, became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine. The raw, gritty series also focuses on Escobar's interactions with drug lords, Drug Enforcement Administration agents and various oppositions. Set and filmed in Colombia, the series stars Wagner Moura as Escobar, with Boyd El Sonido de 'Narcos' A VISIT TO SOUND EDITORIAL AND THE RE-RECORDING STAGE FOR THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES The Narcos post sound crew: Kevin Roache, left, Dino DiMuro, Jared Orlando, Pete Elia, Randle Akerson, Thomas Whiting and David Padilla.

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