Netflix Renews ‘Narcos: Mexico’ for Season 3; Diego Luna Exits

Lindsey
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Narcos: Mexico is coming back for more! The crime drama series will be returning to Netflix for a third season, though there will be some changes this time around.

The end of season 2 found drug cartel leader Félix Gallardo sentenced to prison for his drug trafficking crimes, and it has been confirmed that actor Diego Luna will not be returning for season 3. Additionally, showrunner Eric Newman, who has been at the helm for five seasons of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, will be stepping back. Series co-creator Carlo Bernard will be taking over his duties. Newman will stay involved as an executive producer on the show.

The official description for the third season is as follows:

Set in the 90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, 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.

Returning cast members will include Scoot McNairy, José Maria Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa. Wagner Moura — who put on an absolutely unforgettable performance as Pablo Escobar in Narcos — will return to direct two episodes of season 3.

Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about Star Wars, Marvel, anime, or Ted Lasso. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com
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