Netflix renews Narcos: Mexico for season 3
This third outing will follow the Tijuana, Sinaloa and Juárez cartels who formed in the wake of drug lord Félix Gallardo's (Diego Luna) arrest.
Hit crime-drama Narcos: Mexico has been renewed for a third season, Netflix has confirmed.
This new season will see the departure of its star Diego Luna who played the ruthless Félix Gallardo leader of the Guadalajara Cartel.
He hinted at his exit from the show in an interview with IndieWire back in April where he spoke about wanting to pursue projects with less weighty subject matter.
“At the beginning it was fun, but then it became really heavy for me. I need rest, those two years were really intense for me," he said.
Co-creator Carlo Bernard is also set to take over as showrunner from Eric Newman with Wagner Moura, who played the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Narcos’ first two seasons, returning to direct two episodes.
Scoot McNairy is set to return as DEA agent Walt Breslin alongside José María Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher and Alejandro Edda.
This upcoming season will be set in the 1990s and explore the war that erupted between the Mexican cartels following Gallardo’s imprisonment.
“As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge,” reads the official plot synopsis.
“But in this war, truth is the first casualty — and every arrest, murder and take-down only pushes real victory further away.”
A release date for the third season of Narcos: Mexico is not yet known.
You can stream both seasons of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix now.