Location scout for ‘Narcos,’ hit Netflix show, shot dead in Mexico – California News

Location scout for ‘Narcos,’ hit Netflix show, shot dead in Mexico – California News

A veteran location manager in the film and television industry is dead after being shot in Mexico while scouting locations for a popular Netflix television show.

According to Variety, Carlos Muñoz Portal’s body was recently discovered in a bullet-ridden car in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. Deadline reports that Muñoz was last seen heading to the state in central Mexico to find locations for “Narcos,” a streaming TV show that has previously portrayed the rise and fall of notorious Columbian drug lords, including Pablo Escobar, in the early 1990s. The show was rumored to be changing its setting to Mexico for its fourth season, which was expected to premiere in the fall of 2018.

Muñoz had previously worked on several high-profile Hollywood projects, including the 2015 James Bond film “Spectre,” and Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In a statement to Variety, Netflix said, “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are…

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