'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2: New trailer, release date, cast, plot and everything else about Netflix crime drama

According to Netflix, Season 2 will chronicle "the missteps, ill-conceived agendas, and corruption on both sides of the border that have led to a dangerous presence in the failed war on drugs"


                            'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2: New trailer, release date, cast, plot and everything else about Netflix crime drama
Diego Luna as Félix Gallardo (Netflix)

Fans of ‘Narcos’ rejoice, for there is news about the second season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ -- the fifth installment in the overall series. ‘Narcos: Mexico’ explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers.

The show chronicles the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. The show produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix has Eric Newman as the Executive Producer and showrunner.

Release date

The crime drama will return to Netflix February 13, 2020.

Plot

According to Netflix, season 2 will chronicle “the missteps, ill-conceived agendas, and corruption on both sides of the border that have led to a dangerous presence in the failed war on drugs. It’s the mid-1980s, as Félix Gallardo’s super cartel splinters under its own dark weight and social and political shifts within Mexico prompt its desperate government’s most brazen corruption. Meanwhile, the American effort to exact revenge for Kiki Camerana’s execution leads them further away from any hope for justice. The cycle of violence rages on.”

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner said, “To understand the current level of drug violence in Mexico you have to understand how it all started, and truly grasp America’s integral role in it. The second season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ is a Pandora’s box, the contents of which we still struggle in vain, 30 years later, to try and contain.”

First Look

Scoot McNairy in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Matt Biedel and Scoot McNairy in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Manuel Masalva in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Teresa Ruiz in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Alejandro Edda in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Diego Luna and Fermín Martínez in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Gerardo Taracena in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)
José María Yazpik in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Alfonso Dosal and Andrés Almeida in 'Narcos: Mexico' season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix has released a bunch of photos from the second season and one thing is for certain, it is going to be wild. From the looks of it, Gallardo and Breslin are going to play a very crucial role in this edition. Hopefully, this season will focus more on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- he made a minor appearance in season 1.

Cast

Diego Luna as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo

Diego Luna attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)

Félix is the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, one of the biggest in the history of Mexico and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade.

Scoot McNairy as Walt Breslin

Scoot McNairy attends the premiere of HBO's 'True Detective' Season 3 at Directors Guild Of America on January 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Breslin is a hardened DEA agent who was first briefly glimpsed in the final moments of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 1. The first season’s tale was told of an English-speaking narrator. The identity of the narrator, however, wasn't revealed until the final scene: Breslin.

After the death of Camarena at the hands of Gallardo, McNairy, playing the next DEA agent-in-charge, arrives in Guadalajara to run Operation Layenda -- a task force to bring about indictments for those responsible for Camarena's death.

In his closing speech at the end of season 1, Breslin said, “What happened in Guadalajara in the early '80s was the beginning. The last moment before it all got f*cked up. Spun out of control. It was that moment when it all fell apart. What happened in Guadalajara gave birth to the first cartel. From that, others would follow. And the violence and money and drugs, they just f*cking explode. It changed the DEA, too. Maybe it woke us up, I don't know. But it's where the first shot was fired, the one that started the drug war. And after that, none of it would be the same. How could it be? We knew we were in a war. Now, it was our turn. Pretty soon, they were gonna know, they were in one, too.”

Others

New cast members, according to Entertainment Weekly, include Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix, Sosie Bacon as Mimi Webb Miller, Andrés Londoño as Enrique Clavel, Alex Knight as Kenny Moss, Miguel Rodarte as Danilo Garza, Jesse Garcia as Sal Orozco, Matt Biedel as Daryl Petski, Jesus Ochoa as Juan Nepomuceno Guerra, Flavio Medina as Juan Garcia Abrego, Alberto Zeni as Amat Palacios, Jero Medina as Ossie Mejia, Jose Julian as Javier Arellano Felix, Noé Hernandez as Rafael Aguilar, and Nat Faxon as Ted Kaye.

Trailer



 

Dropping a minute-long teaser with the tagline 'Party's Over', Netflix teased the return of the show and captioned it: "No one is untouchable. Narcos: Mexico Season 2 premieres February 13 on Netflix."

 



 

The trailer for the second season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ dropped on January 29, and it promises an action-packed journey, every bit as gripping as the previous installments of this Netflix crime drama.

The trailer begins with DEA agent Walt Breslin (Scoot McNairy) and his men kidnapping a man and questioning him: “Give me a name.” In all likeliness, this question is about those behind the execution of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) in the previous season.

It also features Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), the leader of the Guadalajara cartel. “The Colombians are no longer in charge. It’s my turn,” says Gallardo. “A white storm is coming. The Americans can try to stop us, but they will fail.”

Where to watch

You can stream the first season on Netflix and catch Season 2 once it airs on February 13, 2020, on the streamer.

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