And a few cowboys
Below is Netflix’s description for the “Kings of Miami” docuseries.
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.”
Watch the trailer at the top of this story.
Billy Corben is also well known for directing the popular “The U” installments of ESPN Film’s “30 for 30” series, which focused on the University of Miami Hurricanes football team.
His TV series version of “Cocaine Cowboys” will consist of six episodes, each of which will be 45 minutes long. Corben is directing the series and executive producing alongsideAlfred Spellman, Adam Bardach, David Cypkin and Marie Therese Guirgis.
“Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami” will premiere Aug. 4 on Netflix.
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