Location scout shot and killed while working on hit Netflix series

Location scout shot and killed while working on hit Netflix series

Location scout shot and killed while working on hit Netflix series

He was found in a vehicle hit with multiple gunshots. Portal apparently was on the scouting trip by himself-and he was working in an area known for murders, according to El Pais.

Portal was reportedly heading out to obtain some production photographs. Given the lack of witnesses, authorities told the paper they are having trouble piercing together the circumstances that lead to his killing - unaware whether he was killed while fleeing to Hidalgo or from Hidalgo. According to a spokesperson for the Attorney General of the State of Mexico, there are now no witnesses because of the depopulated area. Variety reports that 182 people were killed there a year ago. This has caused authorities to believe a persecution may have occurred.

"Netflix issued a brief statement saying, "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family".

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Portal was an expert at wrangling locations on many Hollywood productions in Mexico, including Tony Scott's Man on Fire, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, the latest James Bond film, Spectre, and Fast & Furious.

The upcoming season of Narcos shifts its setting from Colombia to Mexico, centering around the fearsome Juarez drug cartel. Mexico, a violent region in the center of the country, while looking for locations for the filming of the Narcos series by Netflix, which will arrive in Mexico in its fourth season. We'll update you as we know more.

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