"Narcos: Mexico" Leaves Colombia & Is Set To Focus On Mexican Drug Cartel

Lawrence Kim
July 20, 2018

The events of Narcos' last couple of seasons may have suggested there was no way for the series to continue. But Netflix have found a way.

Netflix released on Twitter Wednesday the first on-set photos of Michael Pena and Diego Luna from Narcos: Mexico. Diego plays the role of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo aka Felix who is the leader of Guadalarajara cartel, while Michael will play the role of Kiki Camarena - an undercover DEAAgent who is now mining information about Felix through his informers.

It's been just under a year since Narcos last transported us from our living rooms to the heart of the Colombian cocaine trade but the wait is almost over.

The new series will take a look at the modern drug war, set in Mexico, and go back to when the Mexican drug trade was disorganised and handled by independent dealers.

"The origins of the Guadalajara cartel are in the late 1970s and early 1980s, so Narcos is going back in time", showrunner Eric Newman told The Hollywood Reporter late a year ago.

"We always knew that we would get to Mexico eventually". Luna will play cartel leader Felix Gallardo, the head of the Guadalajara Cartel who takes command of the Mexican drug trade by uniting rival traffickers under his rule. "It makes sense to start there".

Specifically, the series is moving forward with the Ant-Man series' Michael Peña and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Diego Luna in the lead roles.

The actor plays drug lord Felix Gallardo. Mexico's Guadalajara Cartel will be the focus for the reset of Narcos, which has been dubbed Narcos: Mexico.

We'll have to wait a little bit longer to find out what's really in store for us in Narcos: Mexico - the show is expected to debut later this year.

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