Netflix puts online this Friday the third and final season of Narcos: Mexico, which should take a notch in violence, by plunging us closer to the war of the cartels.
Previously in season 2 of Narcos
In February 2020, Netflix put season 2 of Narcos Mexico online. Centered on Operation Leyenda led by the DEA, it led to the downfall in the last episode of Félix Gallardo, drug trafficker at the head of the Guadalajara cartel.
Dropped by politicians who wish to sign an exchange agreement with the United States and by his own Federation which brings together the main cartels of the country, the man is taken to prison on April 8, 1989. In his last face to face with the DEA agent Walt Breslin (Scott McNairy), Gallardo warns: the cartels have voted (Tijuana / Sinaloa / Le Golfe / Juarez) for more independence and war is about to be declared between them. Trafficking and violence will explode within the country …
The cartel war continues
Season 3 of Narcos Mexico will therefore take a slightly different turn, in the same way that his big sister had done after the arrest of Pablo Escobar. The plot will focus on the power war between the various cartels in place and the emergence of new drug traffickers, those who shaped Mexico in the 90s (and 2000 for some).
Exit Diego Luna who will not resume his role of Felix Gallardo. We will meet the leaders of the cartels of Tijuana, Sinaloa en Juárez. Two characters should still stand out: Amada Carrillo Fuentes (José Maria Yazpik) and Joaquín Guzmán (Alejandro Edda), better known as “El Chapo”.
The third and final season of Narcos Mexico will take place in the 1990s, when the globalization of the drug trade ignites, demand explodes and both can dominate the market.
Exit also Scoot McNairy as narrator, which will give way to a newcomer. Even though the DEA agent will always be there to hunt down criminals, the action will be told from the perspective of Andrea Nuñez (Luisa Rubino), an ambitious and idealistic young journalist whose mission is to expose corruption.
Change behind the camera
The changes are also taking place behind the camera. Eric Newman, co-showrunner of the series with Carlo Bernard, has chosen to take some distance to work on other projects with Netflix. The tone of season 3 should however remain the same thanks to Bernard who also carries the project from the beginning.
He will be able to count on quality directors to shoot this last salvo, including a certain Wagner Moura. After having played Pablo Escobar for 2 seasons, the man goes behind the camera for 2 episodes.