Narcos Mexico season 3: Netflix has renewed the intense crime-drama series ‘Narcos: Mexico’ for a third season. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
- Narcos: Mexico is officially returning for a third season, with Carlo Bernard as the new showrunner.
- Netflix announced that Wagner Moura — who played Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of ‘Narcos’ will direct two episodes of the upcoming season.
- Netflix announced that Diego Luna would not be returning to reprise his role as Miguel Felix.
Narcos: Mexico is a dangerous, thrilling, nerve-wracking, and super addictive crime drama web TV series. The thriller-cum-action series of the larger-than-life story of drug lord Pablo Escobar has caught the fancy of most Netflix viewers. Narcos: Mexico was originally intended to be the fourth season of the Netflix famous series Narcos. But the makers developed it as a companion series. While the original series was focused on the illegal drug trade in Colombia, Narcos: Mexico focuses on the illegal drug mafia in Mexico.
The first season of Narcos: Mexico premiered on Netflix in November 2018. Netflix followed it up with a much-anticipated hard-hitting season 2 in February 2020. After the success of two seasons, Netflix officially renewed the show for a third season in Oct 2020. Here is everything you need to know about Narcos: Mexico season 3:
Narcos Mexico Season 3 Plot
Narcos: Mexico traces the life events of drug mafia Pablo Escobar and Guadalajara cartel in the city of Mexico in the 1980s. Season 1 of Narcos Mexico very well projected the rise of drug trafficking in Mexico which was followed by the super saga of Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) reining the city as the Supreme Drug Lord.
Interestingly, the cartels once he ran turned their backs against him leading to his arrest. The second season ended on a high note with the arrest of Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). He was thrown in jail for the murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena (Michael Peña).
There is nothing official on the plot of season three. The second season ended on a cliffhanger and in season 3 we may see Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo take control of the drug Mafia in Mexico.
Season 3 will see the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire shatters. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive the political outbreak, we will see a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge.
What the former showrunner Eric Newman said?
Chatting to The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the series, former showrunner Eric Newman said:
As I always say, we’ll go on as long as they let us and as long as the drug war rages – which, as you know, there is no end in sight. But I would be lying if I said I hadn’t put quite a bit of thought into where we would go. I’ve always had a pretty fair idea at where we end up. That’s about all I can say about season three. But it’s definitely something that we’re actively discussing internally.
Narcos Mexico Season 3 Cast
Luna will not be back for the upcoming season. The returning cast for Season 3: Scoot McNairy (Walt Breslin), Jose Maria Yazpik (Amado Carrillo Fuentes), Alberto Ammann (Hélmer Herrera aka Pacho), Alfonso Dosal (Benjamín Arellano Félix), Mayra Hermosillo (Enedina Arellano Félix), Matt Letscher (Jaime Kuykendall), Manuel Masalva (Ramón Arellano Félix), Alejandro Edda (Joaquín Guzmán aka El Chapo), and Gorka Lasaosa (Héctor Luis Palma Salazar).
New cast members include Alejandro Furth as Ramon Salgado, Lorenzo Ferro as Alex Hodoyan, José Zúñiga as General Rebollo, Diego Calva as Arturo Beltran Leyva, Kristen Lee Gutoskie as Dani, and Beau Mirchoff as Steve Sheridan.
What’s the production status?
Wagner Moura, who played Pablo Escobar in the early seasons of Narcos, will return to direct two episodes in season three. Carlo Bernard is the new showrunner for season three following Eric Newman’s exit.
The filming for season 3 was underway before the pandemic hit in March 2020. Netflix put the production of all shows and movies on halt. Filming resumed in Sep 2020 amidst strict Covid protocols. As per the latest reports, the filming has wrapped and post-production is going at a brisk pace.
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Trailer
Netflix usually launches the trailers around a month before the premiere. So, we need to wait. Meanwhile, you can watch the second season trailer to get the essence of the crime thriller:
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Release Date
The streaming giant generally renews the show one month after the show airs. For instance, Narcos: Mexico Season 1 aired on November 16, 2018. A few weeks later, on 5 December 2018, the showrunners got their fans all excited when they announced the upcoming Season 2. Some 15 months later, the second season aired on Netflix on Feb 13, 2021.
However, it is not the case with season 3. Netflix took a long time renewing the Narcos Mexico season 3. The pandemic has delayed the show by around 5 months. If we take 15 months as the time between two seasons the season 3 could arrive in May 2021. With a delay of 5 months, one can expect Narcos: Mexico season 3 to arrive by the end of 2021.
Narcos and Narcos: Mexico are the best crime-drama shows on Netflix. We recommend you not to miss them. You can watch seasons 1, 2 of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix.