'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3: 5 things to know about final season of Netflix crime drama
In recent years, Netflix has done everything to expand its platform and take it to many foreign territories. That’s why it has turned out to be the leading streaming service in the world and other platforms are also trying to replicate the same formula to achieve success.
One of the first non-English language shows that provided a lot of success to Netflix was none other than ‘Narcos’. The first three seasons of the show were extremely popular and got rave reviews. The makers decided that the fourth season will be titled ‘Narcos: Mexico’ and will be developed as a companion series. After two successful seasons, ‘Narcos: Mexico’ will be returning for the third and final season this November.
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Season 3 will be set in the 90s when the drug business went global. A war has begun after the arrest of Felix and the cartels are feeling the heat of political upheaval. However, a new generation of kingpins is emerging and they will try anything to save the business. This is the first time that Diego Luna won’t be reprising the role of Felix on the show.
Here’s everything we know about Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’.
When does ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3 release and where can you watch it?
Season 3 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on November 5. According to the Netflix press site, the series will be available for streaming at 3.01 am EST. Viewers can subscribe to the platform and watch all the previous seasons.
What is ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3 all about
“Set in the 90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, Season 3 examines the war that breaks out after Felix’s arrest. 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-done only pushes real victory further away.”
Who stars in the Netflix crime drama?
Sadly, Diego Luna won’t be returning to portray the character of Felix on the last season. However, many familiar faces will be returning for Season 3. Scoot McNairy will be back as Walt Breslin while Jose Maria Yazpik will be reprising the role of Amado Carrillo Fuentes.
The American actor made his debut in 2001 with the movie ‘Wrong Numbers’ and went on to make a cameo appearance in ‘Plugged In’ and ‘Wonderland’. In 2005, he was seen in the movie ‘Herbie: Fully Loaded’. In 2011, he starred opposite Brad Pitt in the movie ‘Killing Them Softly’ and garnered a lot of positive reviews. The role led to a string high profile roles, including Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’, for which he won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild awards.
’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Gone Girl’, ‘War Machine’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, and ‘Fargo’ are some of the high-end ventures he has featured on.
The rest of the cast includes Alberto Amman as Pacho, Alfonso Dosal as Benjamin Arellano Felix, Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix, Matt Letscher as Jaime Kuykendall, Luisa Rubino as Andrea Nunez, Alejandro Edda as El Chapo and Gorka Lasaosa as Hector Luis Palma Salazar.
The show has been created by the trio of Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro. Apart from Bernard and Miro, notable personalities like Eric Newman and Jose Padilha serve as executive producers.
The final season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ explores what happens after drug kingpin Gallardo went behind bars. This power shift brings new and familiar cartel players to make their moves on new territory in the drug world. The season is expected to touch on the origin of the Tijuana Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel, and the Juarez Cartel.
You can watch the trailer here.