Narcos: Mexico shifts the action away from Colombia to tell a brand new story, closing the book on its three-season exploration of the Medellín cartel and the law-enforcement officers who struggled to bring it down.
The latest instalment in the Narcos franchise introduces us to a new drug lord in a new country, with a new cast – and it’s looking good. Here are three things you need to know about Narcos: Mexico.
New Season, New Story
Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new “Narcos” saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel’s ascent. Taking a break from Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel in Colombia, the new Narcos: Mexico starts a whole new cat and mouse game in a new city starring Michael Pena and Diego Luna.
Meet the Guadalajara Cartel
Founded by Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo and Rafael Caro Quintero, the infamous Guadalajara Cartel was amongst the first to work with and prosper from the cocaine trade that started in Colombia.
It’s got a lot of new faces (Michael Pena & Diego Luna)
Born and raised in Chicago, Michael Pena was catapulted into the limelight after Crash and Million Dollar Baby both won Best Picture award at the Oscars. This year, Pena stars as Kiki Camarena, an undercover DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent in the gritty Narcos: Mexico. On the other side of the law is Diego Luna as Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, founder of the Guadalajara Cartel and a savvy drug lord who wants to take over 1980s Mexico.
Catch the whole new Narcos storyline in Narcos: Mexico now streaming on Netflix.