‘Narcos: Mexico’ has been renewed for a third season! Here are all the latest details on the true-crime series that you should know.
The first season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ followed Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo’s journey from a Sinaloan ex-cop to the head of the largest drug-trafficking enterprise in Mexico. It also helped in uniting various cartels under one system. The second season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ followed the downfall of Gallardo, as he lost his power and everything else. The end of season 2 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ will see a major player’s role get more significant. Let’s find out more about it.
- ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3 release date
- The cast of ‘Narcos: Mexico’
- What will ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3 be about?
‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3 release date
Season 1 of ‘Narcos’ premiered in November 2018. After a gap of more than a year, it was released in February 2020. Season 2 was then officially renewed in December 2018 and came to Netflix fourteen months later. Recently, the next season of the crime drama series was renewed in October 2020. Currently, there has been no official announcement regarding the release date of season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’. Though we do know that the filming of the new season had begun way before its renewal, and had to be paused due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, we can expect ‘Narcos: Mexico’ to release around mid-2021.
The cast of ‘Narcos: Mexico’
Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ will see the return of 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 will also be joining season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’. Luis Gerardo Méndez will be portraying the role of Victor Tapia, who is a Juarez cop involved in the investigation of a series of brutal killings. Luisa Rubino as Andrea Nuñez will be seen as an ambitious anti-corruption journalist who finds the story of a lifetime. Alberto Guerra as Ismael El Mayo Zambada will be seen as a real-life drug trafficker, whose story was recently portrayed on ‘World’s Most Wanted’ on Netflix.
We would also see 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, Beau Mirchoff as Steve Sheridan.
Other new cast members include Yessica Borroto as Marta, Damayanti Quintanar as Hortencia, Manuel Uriza as Carlos Hank Gonzalez, and Markin López as Rogelio.
What will ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3 be about?
In an interview with “Collider”, showrunner, Eric Newman talked about season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’.
With Félix Gallardo going to jail, and the splintering of the thing he had built into these fiefdoms, was the beginning of the first incredibly violent chapter of the drug war.
He mentioned that they are 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. He further talked about what is going on. It is many of the same guys, the same old guard cartel guys. The Sinaloa cartel, the Juarez cartel, the Gulf cartel, the Arellano-Félix cartel in Tijuana and remnants of the other cartels, are waging war against the new generation of cartels that is incredibly violent and has none of the code. They are truly characterised only by their propensity of violence. It is the only move they have. As we watch this happen, we are rooting for the old guys to win.
“But this season, season two of Mexico, is really where we reach that point of no return and then go hurtling off into chaos”
In a chat with “The Hollywood Reporter”, Eric Newman was asked about how far the series could go, to which he replied that they will go on as long as they let them and as long as the drug war rages. There is no end in sight. But he felt he would be lying if he said he had not put quite a bit of thought into where they would go. It is definitely something that they are actively discussing internally.
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