Netflix has announced a new six-part documentary series from Billy Corben — ‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami.’ The six-episode series will debut on August 4, 2021.
Corben is directing the series and executive producing alongside Alfred Spellman, Adam Bardach, David Cypkin and Marie Therese Guirgis. Corben best known for directing the popular “The U” episode of ESPN Film’s “30 for 30” series, along with ‘Screwball’ which focuses on MLB’s infamous doping scandal.
SYNOPSIS: 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.”
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