Netflix officially renewed Narcos: Mexico in October 2020 but had been still growing long before then. Narcos is finally confirmed after a long wait for its announcement: Mexico season 3 is getting to Netflix in November 2021.
The Netflix Original crime drama series Narcos: Mexico is produced by Chris Brancato and Doug Miro. Originally scheduled to be the 4th season of Narcos’s popular crime drama, the decision finally made Narcos: Mexico a spin-off.
So far, actors such as Michael Pena and Diego Luna have featured in Narcos: Mexico and continue to be well-received by fans and critics comparatively. The 2nd season they were released on February 13th, 2020.
Thanks to the trailer’s release, we now know that Narcos: Mexico season 3 is coming to Netflix on Friday, November 5th, 2021.
Netflix has renewed Narcos: Mexico for a third season?
Despite no word from Netflix surrounding the renewal of Narcos: Mexico for months, it was held that season 3 did renew for many months before the exact statement in October 2020.
Rolling Stone, Latin pop-star Bad Bunny announced that he was shooting scenes as a promoting actor for Narcos: Mexico beginning in the year. But due to the Covid 19, production for the series had to be postponed. Bad Bunny also announced that he hoped to shoot Narcos later in 2020.
On October 28th, 2020, we got word via The Hollywood Reporter that the show has been officially renewed but will come with many important changes.
New showrunner and missing actor
The big announcement for Narcos: Mexico was that it would be swapping out its showrunner for the 3rd season.
Carlo Bernard will be using over full reigns of the show-going duty from Eric Newman; Carlo is involved with the show for all 5 seasons, so they should be able to hit the ground running.
Directing in season 3:
- Alejandra Marquez
- Luis Ortega
- Amat Escalante
- Andrés Baiz
What is Expect from Narcos: Mexico season 3
Season 3 reviews the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. As independent cartels struggle to survive political change and increasing violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, honesty is the first casualty, and every arrest, murder, and take-down only sells real success further away.
Despite the power and authority that Félix had gathered throughout his time as head of the Guadalajara Cartel, it was just as quickly struck in a few fell drops.
When DEA agent Walt Breslin visited Félix in jail, we learned the truth of the condition that the DEA and all law requirements now face without Félix at the federation’s helm. Félix was right, and if all of the plazas had been running together consistently, and they pushed out the Columbians and made billions together.
Without Félix as the nobody with all the links, each plaza, which has become their respective cartels, will ultimately fight each other. Félix maintained peace in Mexico the entire time, but now “all of the animals run free,” and war and killing are expected.
There is bad blood between Tijuana and Sinaloa, and the two cartels go to war. With Félix in prison, the series will need a new enemy, none other than Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. The war on drugs has only just started.
Who is ‘El Chapo’?
Even without context, many people in this world will have at some point heard of the name El Chapo. Now following a life sentence in prison in the USA, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was once the leader of the Sinaloan cartel. Under his leadership, it became the richest and most powerful cartel in Mexico.
During his reign, record levels of drugs were smuggled into the USA and Europe from Mexico. His influence and power have been examined to that of Pablo Escobar, and his notoriety is the level of Al Capone.
In total, El Chapo was arrested three times but had gained on two occasions. On his first escape, his return to the cartel and consequent thirteen years in power was devasting for the US and Mexican government’s War on Drugs.
New Cast for Narcos: Mexico season 3
In July 2020, we got word of many new characters cast for Narcos: Mexico season 3, with cast members later being confirmed in November 2020.
Below we’ll take you by each of the new characters that finally got confirmed for the new season:
- Luis Gerardo Méndez as Victor Tapia is “a Juarez cop with a good dilemma who, despite his doubts over going involved, is drawn into the story of a series of brutal killings.”
- Alberto Guerra as Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, “an independent drug trafficker whose reserved manner belies the fact that he is silently one step ahead of everyone else.”
- Luisa Rubino, as Andrea Nuñez “a young, idealistic and energetic journalist whose purpose of exposing corruption brings her an even bigger story than she expected.”
Also announced but without character explanation were:
- Kristen Lee Gutoskie as Dani
- Beau Mirchoff as Steve Sheridan
- Alejandro Furth as Ramon Salgado
- Lorenzo Ferro as Alex Hodoyan
- José Zúñiga as General Rebollo
- Diego Calva as Arturo Beltran Leyva
Confirmed to be returning in Narcos: Mexico is:
- Alejandro Edda as Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán
- Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Palma
- Matt Letscher as DEA agent James Kuykendall
- Manuel Masalva as Ramón Arellano Félix
- José María Yázpik as Amado Carillo Fuentes
- Alfonso Dosal as Benjamín Arellano Félix
- Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix
When is filming expected to begin?
Thanks to the global pandemic after a delay, filming was finally able to start in the Fall of 2020. Filming was confirmed to have closed after Luis Gerardo Méndez shared photos on the final day of filming