The cartels are heading towards a bloody and brutal all-out war for supremacy. Here's what to expect for 'Narcos: Mexico' season 3.
What was supposed to be the fourth season of Netflix's series 'Narcos' ended becoming a hit companion show bursting with life and action of its own
'Narcos: Mexico' is officially coming back for season 3 and is about to dive into a full chaotic mode, now that Miguel Angel Félix Gallardo gets arrested.
Unfortunately, Diego Luna would not be returning to reprise his role as Félix Gallardo.
The absence of the drug kingpin gives way to a bloody bloodbath, with the rest of the cartels engaging in brutal upheavals in a bid to take his place.
Let's find out everything we need to know about 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3.
Renewal Status: Renewed
It's official! 'Narcos: Mexico' is coming back for season 3. The official renewal announcement for season 3 came in a little late, but there are reports that the upcoming season has been in development long before the announcement.
Netflix announced the show's renewal in late October 2020, roughly eight months since season 2 arrived on the platform.
"This empire is only getting stronger. Narcos: Mexico is coming back for Season 3," the official announcement read.
On October 28th, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the show has been officially renewed but will come with several significant changes.
There is still no release date for 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3 for now. The first season premiered on Netflix on November 16, 2018, while the second season was released on February 13, 2020.
We probably have to wait until late 2021 or next year before seeing season 3. We will update this space once Netflix announces the release date.
The crime drama series will have a new showrunner for season 3.
Carlo Bernard will serve as the new showrunner for the third season, replacing Eric Newman. Newman is confident that Carlo is "extremely capable" of guiding the show properly.
“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows. When we began this endeavor — making a show in two languages, in a country that had never seen this kind of production — it seemed insane. But Netflix saw its potential then, and their faith in us never wavered. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project over 10 years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of season three of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely capable hands," Newman said.
Andrés Baiz, Alejandra Marquez, Luis Ortega and Amat Escalante are confirmed to direct seaoson 3 episodes.
Let's start with the series regulars. The following cast members are confirmed to return for season 3.
José María Yázpik as Amado Carillo Fuentes
Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix
Alfonso Dosal as Benjamín Arellano Félix
Manuel Masalva as Ramón Arellano Félix
Matt Letscher as DEA agent James Kuykendall
Alejandro Edda as Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán
Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Palma
As mentioned, Diego Luna will not reprise his role as Félix Gallardo for season 3.
We will meet several new faces in the upcoming season, too.
First, we have Luis Gerardo Méndez, who will be playing Victor Tapia, "a Juarez cop with a moral dilemma."
Alberto Guerra will star as Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, “an independent drug trafficker whose unassuming manner belies the fact that he is quietly one step ahead of everyone else.”
Luisa Rubino will play Andrea Nuñez, “a young, idealistic and ambitious journalist whose mission to expose corruption brings her an even bigger story than she anticipated.”
Additional new cast members include:
José Zúñiga as General Rebollo
Lorenzo Ferro as Alex Hodoyan
Alejandro Furth as Ramon Salgado
Diego Calva as Arturo Beltran Leyva
Kristen Lee Gutoskie as Dani
Beau Mirchoff as Steve Sheridan
The official synopsis for the third season of 'Narcos: Mexico' is already revealed, and it's going to be bloodier than ever.
“Season 3 examines the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, truth is the first casualty – and every arrest, murder, and take-down only pushes real victory further away.”
The second season concluded in a sullen note after Miguel Angel Félix Gallardo was arrested by the Mexican Government in a bid to curb down the drug activities in the country. Miguel meets top DEA agent Walt Breslin and warns him of the lethal implications of his arrest. Miguel has managed to bring together several drug cartels under his leadership and warns Breslin of a looming war now that he is behind bars. Miguel says that the cartels will now be fighting for dominance in his absence.
Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ will likely see Miguel's warning come true. Based on history, Mexico went into a blood bath and became extremely chaotic with ruthless gang wars after Miguel's arrest. We are headed for an all-out war, with all the cartels fighting for supremacy.
"It's very much an acceleration into chaos, but we're still in the early days of it," Newman told Collider about where the story is headed.
"Félix Gallardo going to jail, and the splintering of this thing he had built into these fiefdoms, was the beginning of the first incredibly violent chapter of the drug war.
"[We're] heading into the '90s, where it gets really ugly, because that thing that held everybody together, which was Félix Gallardo and his dream, is gone, and so the killing starts."
Not yet. Trailers often drop a month before a show's release. We will update this space once the official trailer for Narcos: Mexico season 3 is already available. Are you excited for 'Narcos: Mexico,' too? Make sure to follow us to get the latest updates on your favorite movies and tv shows.