Media outlets are reporting that Netflix have renewed crime drama series Narcos: Mexico for a third season.
The third season will be set in the 90’s and when the globalisation of the drug business ignites, it will examine the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. 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-down only pushes real victory further away.
The reports state that the third season will have a new showrunner on the series, with series co-creator Carlo Bernard taking over the day-to-day duties from Eric Newman, who is stepping down from the position after five seasons on the show, but still remains an executive producer alongside Bernard, Jose Padilha, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Eugene Stein, Alexandra Hunter, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Doug Miro and Andrés Baiz.
Eric Newman, who is currently overseeing a number of Netflix projects, released a statement saying:
I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over ten years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico in his very capable hands.
In the report from Collider on the renewal, they also report that Wagner Moura, who portrayed Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of the show, will be returning to direct two episodes. The report from Deadline states that Diego Luna won’t be returning, which isn’t a surprise considering how the second season concluded and also that he has the Cassian Andor series in development at Disney+.
Narcos: Mexico will have Scoot McNairy, José Maria Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa all returning for the third season.