The next installment of the Netflix series, announced this Wednesday, will address the war that originated after the fall of the empire of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, as a new generation of Mexican drug lords emerges amid political turmoil and escalating violence between independent cartels.
The streaming platform did not give a release date, but confirmed the participation of Wagner moura, who played Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of Narcos, as director of two of the episodes.
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Originally intended as a fourth season of Narcos, which focused on the cocaine business in Colombia, Narcos: Mexico was a new series that explores Mexican drug trafficking and the uprising of the Guadalajara Cartel.
The second season premiered in February.
Diego Luna, who played Félix Gallardo in the first two installments, will not return to history.
Scoot McNairy, José María Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa will be part of the third season.
Who will not return to Narcos: Mexico will be Eric Newman, showrunner of the five previous installments. Instead, co-creator Carlo Bernanrd will take over the production reins.
“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and I am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows.”Newman said in a statement.
“Carlo Bernand is the first person I spoke to about this project 10 years ago and I am extremely happy to leave the direction of Narcos: Mexico season three in his very capable hands.”
In addition to Moura, Andi Baiz, Alejandra Márquez, Luis Ortega, Leonardo D’Antoni and Amat Escalante will also be directors in the next installment.