'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the crime drama on Netflix

While the third season is yet to get a green light from Netflix, Eric Newman hinted about his plans for the future of 'Narcos: Mexico'

                            'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the crime drama on Netflix
Walt Breslin (Netflix)

'Narcos: Mexico' unleashes a dark, deplorable world of drug wars. By the end of Season 1, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) escaped after Kiki Camarena's (Michael Peña) brutal torture and murder. Season 2 delved deeper into the Plaza System and ended with the arrest of Félix. Executive producer Eric Newman seems to have teased a possibility for Season 3 now.

 "At the end of season two, we become untethered and we're hurtling out of control, and where it leads is our incredibly bloody present," Newman said, explaining the final scene in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

While the third season is yet to get a green light from Netlfix, Newman hinted about the future. "I would be lying if I said I hadn't put quite a bit of thought into where we would go. I've always had a pretty fair idea where we end up. That's about all I can say about season three. But it's definitely something that we're actively discussing internally."

Release date

There is no confirmation on the release date but going by the time gap between the first two seasons, fans can expect to see 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3 on Netflix by 2022. 


DEA agent Walt Breslin visits Félix in prison in the last episode of 'Narcos: Mexico' and that's when he explains the reality of the Plaza System and the cartel wars. If the plazas would have joined hands unanimously, they could have kicked out the Columbians and risen to the top. But now, as predicted by Félix, each of the plazas will be rivaling each other. 

In the end, Félix tells Breslin, "Amado Carrillo Fuentes. Learn that name, gringo. He will be the most powerful trafficker world has seen. Unless someone more powerful comes in." Perhaps, the new season will see the rise of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. After all, with Félix behind the bars, the show needs a new antagonist and El Chapo is the only one to outwit all others.


Diego Luna

Diego Luna as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Netflix)

Diego Luna plays Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who is the leader of the Guadalajara cartel and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. The actor has been a part of several films, including 'Y tu mamá también', 'Open Range', 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights' and 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. 

Scoot McNairy 

Scoot McNairy as Walt Breslin (Netflix)

The narrator of the story, in Season 2, we see him as DEA agent Walt Breslin who is hell bent on getting Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo behind the bars. While there is no confirmation, there seems to be a strong possibility that the actor will play a key role in Season 3 as well. McNairy is known for his stint in films like 'Monsters', 'Argo', 'Killing Them Softly', '12 Years a Slave', 'Frank', 'Gone Girl' and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

Alejandro Edd

Alejandro Edda as El Chapo (Netflix)

Alejandro Edda plays Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in the series. The actor is known for his roles in 'The Long Way', 'Perfecto's Dream' (Short) and 'Happy New Year Tijuana'.

José María Yazpik 

José María Yazpik as Amado Carrillo Fuentes (Netflix)

José María Yazpik is seen as Amado Carrillo Fuentes aka 'The Lord of the Skies' in the series. The Mexican actor, who reprised his role from 'Narcos', has played significant parts in films like 'Everybody Loves Somebody' (2017), 'Mr. Pig' (2016) and 'The Obscure Spring' (2014).

The other actors who could return for Season 3 are Matt Letscher as Alfonso Dosal as Benjamín Arellano Félix, Fermin Martinez as Juan José "El Azul" Esparragoza Moreno, Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Luis Palma Salazar, Manuel Masalva as Ramón Arellano Félix, Julio Cesar Cedillo as Commander Guillermo González Calderoni, Jaime Kuykendall, Aaron Staton as Butch Sears.


The crime drama has been created and produced by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro. Along with Bernard and Miro, Newman and José Padilha are executive producers on the series.

Gaumont International Television has produced the series and it is distributed by Netflix.

Where to watch  

You can stream all 10 episodes of Season 1 and Season 2 respectively on Netflix. While there is no official update on the release date of Season 3 yet, stay tuned for the latest news here.

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