Even though Netflix doesn't release viewership numbers, it's clear that Narcos is one of their biggest shows ever, if not their biggest. So it's no surprise they'd want to keep working with José Padilha, who directed the first two episodes of that show. He also co-wrote and directed the Elite Squad films, two of the biggest movies ever in his native Brazil.
The Mechanism continues to tackle Padilha's favorite themes of government corruption and a righteous few taking on the system. And while this show is more likely to feature intense conversations than explosions, Padilha's a gifted action director, so those SWAT raids are sure to be especially thrilling.
The series covers the real-life Operation Car Wash, an investigation into an extensive money-laundering scheme that eventually included bribery and corruption charges for politicians of multiple parties and executives at oil company Petrobras.
Netflix will release all eight episodes of The Mechanism on Friday, March 23.