Netflix officially renewed Narcos: Mexico at the end of October 2020 but had been in active development since long before. With filming now officially over, we can start the countdown to the release of Season 3. Here’s everything we know about the third season of Narcos: Mexico, which is coming soon to Netflix worldwide.
Narcos: Mexico is a Netflix Original Series created by Chris Brancato and Doug Miro. Originally slated to be the fourth season of the popular crime drama Narcos, the decision was ultimately to produce Narcos: Mexico as a spin-off.
So far, actors such as Diego Luna and Michael Pena have starred in Narcos: Mexico and continue to be well received by audiences and critics. The second season aired on February 13, 2020, with the premiere airing in late 2018.
Has Netflix renewed Narcos: Mexico for a third season?
Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 10/28/2020)
While there had been no word from Netflix regarding the renewal of Narcos: Mexico for months, it was believed that Season 3 had been renewed for several months before the actual announcement in October 2020.
In a May 2020 interview with Rolling Stone, Latin popstar Bad Bunny revealed that earlier this year he shot scenes as a supporting actor for Narcos: Mexico. But due to the coronavirus, production of the series had to be postponed. Bad Bunny has also revealed that he hopes to be able to shoot Narcos later in 2020.
On October 28, 2020, we learned from The Hollywood Reporter that the series has been officially renewed, but will be accompanied by a number of significant changes.
New producer and actor missing for Narcos: Mexico season 3
One of the big announcements for Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico Season 3 was that the series was going to change showrunners for the third season.
Carlo Bernard will take over the reins of the series in place of Eric Newman for season 3. Carlo has been involved in the series for all five seasons and should therefore be able to take over.
Newman on the big changes told THR:
“I am grateful for my five years as the head of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows. When we started this business – to do a show in two languages, in a country that had never seen this kind of production – it seemed crazy. But Netflix saw its potential then and their trust in us never wavered. Carlo Bernard is the first person I spoke to about this project over 10 years ago, and I am extremely happy to be leaving the piloting of Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely competent hands.
THR also reports that it is uncertain whether Diego Luna will appear as Netflix has not been able to confirm if Scoot McNairy will be back.
We have also learned that Wagner Moura, who played Pablo Escobar in the first seasons of Narcos, will be returning to direct two episodes of season 3.
The directors of season 3 are also confirmed:
- Andres Baiz
- Alejandra Marquez
- Luis Ortega
- Amat Escalante
What else to expect from Narcos: Mexico season 3
Even though Félix Gallardo’s story is almost over, a bloodbath awaits us for the third season of Narcos: Mexico.
Here is the official synopsis of Narcos: Mexico season 3:
“Season 3 examines the war that breaks out after the break-up of Felix’s empire. As the newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican pillars is emerging. But in this war, the truth is the first casualty – and every arrest, murder and dismantling only delays real victory. “
Now let’s continue with our predictions for the third season:
Despite the power and influence that Felix had accumulated during his tenure as head of the Guadalajara cartel, he was just as easily dismantled in a few blows.
When the DEA agent Walt Breslin visited Felix in prison, we learned of the reality of the situation the DEA and all the police are now facing without Felix at the head of the federation. . Felix was right, if all the plazas had worked together unanimously, they could have ousted the Colombians and made billions together.
Without Felix as a figurehead with all the connections, each of the plazas, which have now become their own respective cartels, will end up fighting each other. All the while, Felix kept the peace in Mexico, but now “all animals are free” and war and blood are flowing.
There is animosity between Tijuana and Sinaloa, and from what we know from history, the two cartels are at war. With Félix in prison, the series will need a new antagonist, who will be none other than Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. The war on drugs has only just begun.
Who is “El Chapo”?
Even without context, many have heard of El Chapo at one time or another. Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, now serving a life sentence in the United States, was once the leader of the Sinalo cartel, which under his leadership became Mexico’s richest and most powerful cartel.
During his reign, record amounts of the drug were smuggled from Mexico to the United States and Europe. His influence and power have been compared to that of Pablo Escobar, and his notoriety to that of Al Capone. In total, El Chapo is estimated to have assets worth around $ 12.6 billion.
In total, El Chapo was arrested three times but escaped twice. In his first escape, his return to the cartel and the thirteen years in power that followed were devastating for the war on drugs waged by the governments of the United States and Mexico.
New casting for Narcos: Mexico season 3
In July 2020, we learned that a number of new characters had been cast for Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico Season 3. The cast members were then confirmed in November 2020.
We bring you each of the new characters that have been confirmed for the new season below:
- Luis Gerardo Méndez as Victor Tapia – “a cop from Juarez with a moral dilemma who, despite his reluctance to get involved, is drawn into the mystery of a series of brutal murders”
- Alberto Guerra as Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada – “an independent drug dealer whose unpretentious manners belies the fact that he is quietly one step ahead of everyone”
- Luisa Rubino as Andrea Nuñez – “a young idealistic and ambitious journalist whose mission to denounce corruption brings her an even bigger story than she had expected.” “
Also announced (but without character descriptions):
- 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
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Confirmed to be back in Narcos: Mexico are:
- José María Yázpik as Amado Carillo Fuentes
- Alfonso Dosal as Benjamín Arellano Félix
- Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix
- Matt Letscher as DEA Agent James Kuykendall
- Manuel Masalva as Ramón Arellano Félix
- Alejandro Edda as Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán
- Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Palma
When should filming start for Narcos: Mexico?
After a delay due to the global pandemic, filming was finally able to begin in the fall of 2020. Filmimg was confirmed to have ended after Luis Gerardo Méndez shared photos on the last day of filming.
When will Narcos: Mexico season 3 premiere on Netflix?
If it hadn’t been for the global pandemic, we might have already seen Season Three arrive on Netflix, but fans will have to wait a bit longer.
Filming ended in March, which means the third season is now in full post-production. That means we could see the third season of Narcos: Mexico hit Netflix by the end of the year.
We’re still awaiting confirmation from Netflix, but we believe Season 3 will arrive in Q4 2021 or Q1 2022.