Narcos Season 4 is a reset as the series explores how the drug cartels rose in Mexico. This means that Pedro Pascal will not return as Javier Pena. Instead, the series will have a brand-new cast with Diego Luna as the Mexican cartel head boss Miguel Félix Gallardo.
As a standalone installment to the Narcos franchise, you don’t have to watch the previous seasons to know what’s going on.
Narcos Season 4 release date
Narcos: Mexico will be available in the US, UK, and other countries on November 16, 2018, on Netflix. All 10 episodes will be released on the air date. The binge-worthy series will be set in the 1980’s and will chronical the rise of the Guadalajara cartel.
Narcos: Mexico final trailer and what to expect
The final trailer teases a showdown between undercover DEA agent Kiki Camarena, who is portrayed by Michael Pena and Gallardo. As with the previous seasons, there will be very little creative license as the series will mirror the real-life events, which took place during the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel.
— Matt Letscher (@MattLetscher) November 12, 2018
Michael Peña recently spoke about the pressure of portraying Kiki in the Narcos crime series. The actor met with some of his family members to accurately portray the legendary DEA agent, who was referenced in Season 1 of Narcos.
'Narcos: Mexico' lead star @diegoluna_ on what to expect in their upcoming series: I hope our viewers will dig deeper on the real story of drug problem, this is not only in Mexico but a global problem | @TristanNodalo pic.twitter.com/KfJ7VItvjJ
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) November 8, 2018
In an interview with Digital Spy, Pena said the following about playing the role: I had a hard time wrapping my head around what kind of person would actually do this,” Peña stated. “What kind of person would put their life on the line, for hardly any money, to stop these guys?
All ten episodes of Narcos: Mexico will premiere on November 16 only on Netflix.