Netflix has made 2021 the year of the true-crime docuseries. Whether it’s Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel or Night Stalker, they’ve got the big guns out. now, they’re bringing us Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami. The new series from director Billy Corben, continues where the cult film left off 15 years ago. Here’s the synopsis from Netflix:

Fifteen years after the release of his cult classic film comes director Billy Corben’s Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, a six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in U.S. history. Alleged to be the chief U.S. distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. in the 1980s.

The high school friends built a reputed $2 billion empire that made Willy and Sal, aka “Los Muchachos,” two of Miami’s biggest celebrities. While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the world champion powerboat racers managed to skillfully outrun and outmaneuver prosecution for decades before the chase finally came to an end. Featuring colorful interviews with those closest to them, their defense team, and the Feds tasked with taking them down, the series paints a vivid portrait of the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys.”

If that doesn’t get you going, I don’t know what will. The six-part series tackles one of the largest drug cases in the history of the US. Netflix has a fantastic track-record with series like this.

So, we’ll have to see how it looks when it releases on August 4th, 2021.

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