‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3: Netflix Release Date & What We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2023-01-29 00:29:20

Netflix announced the renewal of Narcos: Mexico late in October 2020, but it had been actively developing for a while. After a long wait for its announcement, it’s finally been confirmed Narcos: Mexico season 3 is coming to Netflix in November 2021. Here’s everything we know about the third season of Narcos: Mexico coming soon to Netflix globally.

Narcos Mexico, a Netflix Original Crime Drama Series created by Chris Brancato & Doug Miro is Narcos. Originally scheduled as the fourth season in the crime drama Narcos, Narcos: Mexico was eventually created by Doug Miro and Chris Brancato.

Narcos: Mexico has featured actors like Diego Luna and Michael Pena so far. This show continues to receive positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. With the premiere of the first season in 2018 and now, the second was released on February 13, 2020.

What date will the third season of Narcos: Mexico premiere on Netflix?

We now know Narcos Mexico's third season is on Netflix, thanks to this trailer. It will be available to stream via Netflix starting Friday, November 5, 2021.

Netflix has renewed Narcos: Mexico as a series for the third time?

Netflix renew status: Renewed. (Last Updated 10/28/2020).

Although Netflix has not yet provided any information regarding the renewal of Narcos: Mexico, speculations arose that the season 3 contract was extended for several months prior to the official announcement of October 2020.

Rolling Stone interview with Bad Bunny, a Latin pop star revealed in May 2020 that he had been filming scenes for Narcos Mexico earlier this year. The Coronavirus forced the cancellation of production. Bad Bunny revealed also that he plans to film Narcos in 2020.

On October 28th, 2020 – we got word via The Hollywood Reporter that the show has been officially renewed but will come with a number of big changes.

Narcos Mexico Season 3: New Showrunner, Missing Actor

Narcos Mexico Season 3 had one of its biggest announcements. It was to swap out its showrunner.

Eric Newman will step down as showrunner, and Carlo Bernard will take over the full reins from Eric. Carlo is familiar with all seasons and should be able run the show.

Newman speaks out about the major changes to THR

“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows. When we began this endeavor — making a show in two languages, in a country that had never seen this kind of production — it seemed insane. But Netflix saw its potential then and their faith in us never wavered. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over 10 years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of season 3 of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely capable hands.”

THR also reports that it’s not clear if Diego Luna is appearing as Netflix was unable to confirm although Scoot McNairy would be returning.

Also, we learned that Wagner Moura (who played Pablo Escobar during the first season of Narcos) will be returning to direct 2 episodes.

Season 3 will also see the following confirmed directors:

  • Andrés Baiz
  • Alejandra Marquez
  • Luis Ortega
  • Amat Escalante

What else to expect from Narcos Mexico Season 3

Even though the story of Félix Gallardo is all but over, a bloodbath awaits us for the third season of Narcos: Mexico.

Here’s the official synopsis for Narcos: Mexico season 3:

“Season 3 examines the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, truth is the first casualty – and every arrest, murder and take-down only pushes real victory further away.”

Now let’s carry on with our predictions for the third season:

Despite the power and influence that Félix had amassed over the course of his time as head of the Guadalajara Cartel, it was just as easily dismantled in a few fell swoops.

When DEA agent Walt Breslin visited Félix in prison, we learned the reality of the situation that the DEA and all of the law enforcement now faces without Félix at the helm of the federation. Félix was right, if all of the plazas had been working together unanimously, then they could have pushed out the Columbians and made billions together.

Without Félix as the figurehead with all the connections, each of the plazas, which have now become their own respective cartels, will eventually fight each other. The entire time Félix had maintained peace in Mexico, but now “all of the animals run free” and war and bloodshed await.

Sinaloa and Tijuana have a history of fighting and there is a lot of bad blood. With Félix in prison, the series will need a new antagonist, and that will be none other than Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. It is only the beginning of the war against drugs.

The real ‘El Chapo’ (left) and actor Alejandro Edda (right) as Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in Narcos: Mexico

Who is ‘El Chapo’?

Even without any context, many people around the world will have heard of El Chapo. Now serving a life sentence in prison in the USA, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was once the leader of the Sinaloan cartel, and under his leadership, it became the richest and most powerful cartel in Mexico.

His reign saw record numbers of drugs being smuggled from Mexico into America and Europe. His power and influence were compared with that of Pablo Escobar and his fame to Al Capone. El Chapo's assets were estimated to be worth $12.6 billion.

El Chapo had been arrested three times, but escaped twice. On his first escape, his return to the cartel and subsequent thirteen years in power was devasting for the US and Mexican government’s War on Drugs.

Season 3 of Narcos Mexico: New cast

We were informed in July 2020 that a few new characters had been cast for Narcos Mexico Season 3. Cast members will be confirmed later, November 2020.

Below we’ll take you through each of the new characters that eventually got confirmed for the new season:

new main cast for narcos mexico season 3

  • Luis Gerardo Méndez as Victor Tapia – “a Juarez cop with a moral dilemma who, despite his misgivings over getting involved, is drawn into the mystery of a series of brutal killings”
  • Alberto Guerra as Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada – “an independent drug trafficker whose unassuming manner belies the fact that he is quietly one step ahead of everyone else”
  • Luisa Rubino as Andrea Nuñez – “a young, idealistic and ambitious journalist whose mission to expose corruption brings her an even bigger story than she anticipated.”

The following were also announced, but without any character descriptions:

  • Alejandro Furth as Ramon Salgado
  • Lorenzo Ferro as Alex Hodoyan
  • José Zúñiga as General Rebollo
  • Diego Calva is Arturo Beltran Leyva
  • Kristen Lee Gutoskie is Dani
  • Beau Mirchoff and Steve Sheridan

Reported to be coming back in Narcos Mexico:

  • 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

What date is Narcos Mexico expected to start filming?

Filming finally began in Fall 2020 after a delayed start due to the pandemic. Filming was confirmed to have come to an end after Luis Gerardo Méndez shared photos on the final day of filming.

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