Narcos Mexico Season 3 release date: Filming has finished, major cast updates and everything we know

Narcos Mexico cast
José María Yazpik will return as Amado Carrillo Fuentes in Narcos: Mexico Season 3. Pic credit: Netflix/YouTube

Netflix’s original franchise, Narcos, will add its sixth installment to its long-running crime drama with Narcos: Mexico Season 3.

Narcos, which started with Wagner Moura’s Pablo Escobar in Colombia, started afresh with a standalone series in Mexico in 2018.

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 has finished filming, and it won’t be long before Netflix drops an action-packed trailer and confirm the release date.

The new season will bring about several significant changes both behind and in front of the camera.

Narcos: Mexico follows its predecessor’s winning strategy of providing a realistic portrayal of the grim history of Mexico’s drug war.

In October 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a third season but revealed that actor Diego Luna would not reprise his role as Félix Gallardo.

This will come as no surprise to viewers who are caught up with the recent season. In the second season finale, Breslin meets Félix in prison, and he details the upcoming violence caused by his absence as the new cartel’s fight for power.

The final scene teases the Mexican Drug War, and while Gallardo’s role in Mexican’s drug history remains limited after the real-life events based on the series.

Here is everything we know about the release date, cast, and plot for Narcos: Mexico Season 3.

When is Narcos: Mexico Season 3 coming out?

Narcos actor Luis Gerardo Méndez revealed that Narcos: Mexico Season 3 had finished filming back in March.

“Change of mask. After 14 months, we finally finished. Thanks to all the crew and cast. A dream journey,” he wrote on Instagram before changing the caption.”

Netflix has kept Narcos: Mexico-related news under wraps for most of 2021. There has been no teaser trailer or official premiere announcement; therefore, the crime drama will likely arrive between September and December this year.

New cast members join Narcos: Mexico Season 3

As previously reported, Bad Bunny will join the cast in a guest role. Other confirmed cast members for the upcoming season include Luis Gerardo Méndez, Alberto Guerra, Luisa Rubino.

Méndez will play a Juarez cop named Victor Tapia, Guerra will portray Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and Rubino will play a young journalist named Andrea Nuñez.

New showrunner takes over the series

Eric Newman, the co-creator and showrunner for Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, has stepped down as the showrunner for Narcos: Mexico Season 3.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Newman revealed that Narcos co-creator Carlo Bernard is the new showrunner.

“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 three of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely capable hands.”

This will likely bring some major changes to the series; however, it remains to be seen how Barnard takes the series in a new direction.

What will Narcos Season 3 plot be about?

The third season will continue along the Narcos: Mexico timeline, where the second season finale concluded. The new episodes will explore the power vacuum created by Felix’s arrest.

There will be an escalation in violence as new and established cartels fight for political influence and territory in the profitable drug trade.

How many episodes will there be?

Netflix has not announced an episode count, but all previous seasons in the franchise have had 10 episode seasons.

Watch all episodes of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico on Netflix worldwide.

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