After two seasons set in Colombia, which had as protagonist the figure of Pablo Escobar added later the continuation in the Cali cartel, Narcos fiction found how to continue in force with its spin off in Mexico, achieving great acceptance from an avid public of these stories. Even modifying the setting, Netflix fiction knew how to reinvent itself with new stories just as interesting as the first.
Thus, after two seasons starring with the Mexican Diego Luna, comes the third installment with a new central actor. It is about José María Yazpik ( The Lord of the Skies ) as Amado Carillo Fuentes, who will take us directly to the Juarez cartel, and with it, the most violent confrontations between the different sides. The story will be told through 10 episodes that will be available immediately on the same day of the premiere, on November 5, just a year and a half after the previous delivery, prior to a pandemic (February 2020).
After the imprisonment of Félix Gallardo as a result of the murder of DEA agent Enrique Kiki Camarena ( Michael Peña ), everything suggested that the drug trafficker Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán Loera would be the successor in the chain of command. However, in this third and last installment, we will have Carrillo Fuentes continue the story.
But perhaps the most notable point of this new season is its cast. In one of the central roles, we find the Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny ( Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, his real name) as Arturo Kitty Paez, a young man raised in opulence who decides to join the drug cartel. It will be one of the members of the Narcos Juniors gang.
But there will also be two Argentine presences. On the one hand, in front of the cameras, we will see Lorenzo Toto Ferro ( El Ángel, El Marginal ), who will play Alex Hodoyan, while behind the cameras will be Luis Ortega, who will direct some episodes of the season.
Different directors will be adding chapter after chapter, such as Wagner Moura (who was already part of the series playing Pablo Escobar Gaviria), Andrés Baiz, Alejandra Márquez Abella, and Amat Escalante.
Netflix’s announcement about the new season assures that “the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire is divided. As the newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican drug lords emerges. In this war, the truth is the first victim, and each arrest, murder, and demolition only drives away real victory.”
Drugs and violence are once again present in this farewell to a Latin American series that positioned itself, with all its versions, as an emblem of the productions of our continent.
The rest of the cast is completed with Luis Gerardo Méndez as the Ciudad Juárez policeman Víctor Tapia, who lives in a continuous moral drama, Alberto Guerra in the role of Ismael El Mayo Zambada, independent narco who works silently without anyone being able to catch him, and Luisa Rubino, who will be Andrea Núñez, a journalist who mixes ambition and ideology, and will try to investigate and uncover all the corruption schemes within the Government and its link with drug traffickers.
Joining this final season are Alejandro Furth ( Ramón Salgado ), José Zúñiga ( General Rebollo ), Diego Calva ( Arturo Beltrán Leyva ), Kristen Lee Gutoskie ( Dani ), Beau Mirchoff ( Steve Sheridan ), Alberto Ammann, Yessica Borroto, Damatanyi Quintanar, Manuel Uriza and Markin López.