'Cartel Crew' Season 3 Full Cast List: Meet Michael Blanco, Kat Flores, Salomé Jackson, other stars of VH1 show
'Cartel Crew' Season 3, which follows the lives of the descendants of the Cartel, returns after a hiatus of nearly a year and a half
Keep your Monday nights free because the 'Cartel Crew' is back with the motto of "family over everything". The hit VH1 show follows the lives of the descendants of the Cartel, while also giving us a peek into their perception on issues such as social justice, mental health, and gun reform.
VH1 describes the show as, "The sons and daughters of cartel members share a glimpse into their personal journeys as they try to overcome ghosts from their pasts, deal with family drama and lead legit lives." The upcoming Season 3 of 'Cartel Crew' returns after a hiatus of nearly a year and a half.
It will feature Michael Blanco, Marie Ramirez De Arellano, Salomé Jackson, Kat "Tatu Baby" Flores, Stephanie Acevedo, Nicole Zavala, Michael Zavala, Dayana Castellanos, Eddie Soto, Mike "Majix" Yuen, and Ivette Saucedo. Read on to know more about the cast and their storylines for the upcoming season.
As Michael Blanco's life begins to fall in place following the early termination of his parole and some impressive progress in therapy, things slowly begin to fall apart for him. With his baby mama Marie Ramirez De Arellano finally cutting ties with her family, Michael feels pressured to marry her.
He also wants to provide a good life for her and their daughter. The upcoming season features Michael planning the wedding of the century and growing his cannabis empire but his troubles are just starting after he asks Marie for a prenup.
Marie Ramirez De Arellano
Marie was born into the cartel life. Her father kept his business private, but the family knew he was involved in something nefarious. After many years of being in and out of prison, he was able to leave that life behind.
But he has also chosen to leave Marie behind, as well, now that she has chosen to spend her life with Michael Corleone Blanco, youngest son of notorious "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda Blanco. With her relationship with her blood family irreparably damaged, she is only left with Michael. Unfortunately, his demands for prenup catches her off-guard.
If Salomé's face looked familiar to you, then you would have probably seen her on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta', where she was featured as Betty Idol. In the upcoming season of 'Cartel Crew', she will be seen dealing with the loss of her teenage sister Gigi who was shot and killed in Miami last year.
Kat "Tatu Baby" Flores
Growing up without a father, Kat learned a lot about the pain this cartel life brings, but in spite of that, she still fell for the bad boy Eddie Soto. Six years ago, just before the birth of their son, Kat found out Eddie was unfaithful.
Before she could decide on her next move, Eddie was arrested on drug charges and sentenced to four years in federal prison, leaving Kat alone with a broken heart and a newborn baby. Now, Eddie has been released and is back in Kat's life. Even though he broke her heart and her trust, she's giving their love another chance.
Stephanie's father's career as a drug trafficker for the cartel tore her family apart and spent most of her childhood behind bars. After he was released from prison, he continued to cause pain to the family by cheating on Stephanie's mother repeatedly. She grew up determined to never let a man treat her that way.
Now, as she watches her best friend Kat "Tatu Baby" Flores accept her ex Eddie Soto back into her life, she worries Kat might suffer the same fate as her mother. Stephanie takes these concerns to Eddie, causing a rift between her and her best friend that might be beyond repair.
Nicole and her twin brother Michael Zavala have never known struggle. Their family was able to enjoy the spoils of the cartel life without having to sacrifice their lives or serve time in prison. In spite of that sheltered upbringing, she is struck with two major tragedies that lead her to a spiral of deep depression.
Michael has always been a good brother to Nicole. For the past year, he's taken care of his twin sister Nicole Zavala and put his own personal life on the back burner. Now, he has a new boyfriend and a new home. But the pandemic forced his entire family to move in with him. Now, he struggles to cope with his new living situation and his twin sister's depression.
After serving three years in prison for running a ring of marijuana grow houses, she is back at home with her four children. While she has made amazing progress in business, her personal life is not that great. Her husband is serving time in California, while her girlfriend Isis was recently arrested on drug charges and is behind the bars.
As a result, her relationship with her children has become strained. Dayana's oldest daughter Alexandra feels like her mother was irresponsible for allowing them to bond with Isis knowing she was involved in drugs and might get sent back to jail. Now, they've lost two important people in their lives - their father and Isis and they can't help but blame their Dayana.
Eddie started his life in the drug game at the age of nine. Now that he's a free man, he is trying to start over. He wants to be a good father to his sons Deniro and Eddie Jr, and a good partner to Kat "Tatu Baby" Flores. But the recently released documentary of his life where he shares his personal journey leaves his loved ones unhappy.
Mike "Majix" Yuen
Majix grew up in Miami and got swept up in the streets at the age of 15. For years, Michael and Majix were running drugs together and living large off the profits, but everything changed when Majix became a father. He gave up the drug life and started to pursue his true passion, music. Even though Majix was done with that life, the feds were not done with him.
He was arrested on drug charges and spent four years away from his son in a facility in Texas. Now, he's trying to rebuild his career and his relationship with his kid. Although things seem to be falling in place for him, he is still consumed by his past felony marijuana charges and is determined to expunge them from his record.
Ivette Saucedo decides to spend a few months in Miami to escape issues with her mother in California. Ivette's no stranger to the hard life. Her father spent most of his life with the cartels. Although he was born in Mexico, he legally immigrated to the US but was stripped of his citizenship after being arrested by the feds. Ivette was conceived during his time in prison, and after his release, her father was deported to Mexico. Since he couldn't live without his family, he traveled back to the border and illegally crossed over to join them in California.
Unfortunately, her father couldn't leave the drug life behind him either, so he continued to spend most of his life in and out of prison. Her father has since passed away, and Ivette is proud of his legacy. She believes he did what he needed to do to survive and provide for their family. She blames the lack of opportunity as the reason for him going back to the drug world repeatedly.
'Cartel Crew' Season 7 is all set to premiere on June 7 at 9/8c only on VH1.