After spending it’s last three seasons in Colombia, Narcos is officially moving its setting. The first two seasons of Narcos were focused on Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel. The show chronicled the rise and fall of Escobar’s cocaine empire. The third season chronicled the rise and fall of the Cali Cartel. Now, the show will change its setting to Mexico.
According to the synopsis obtained by Netflix, the show will show the rise of the modern drug war. The show will focus on Miguel Àngel Fèlix Gallardo, the leader of the Guadalajara Cartel. From the casting information, we also see that Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman aka El Chapo will be introduced on this new season. Many people have been waiting on Guzman’s arrival into the series as he is one of the most infamous drug lords in modern history.
You can see the full synopsis here:
Narcos’ Showrunner, Eric Newman had this to say about El Chapo:
“Chapo was there at the beginning, in a way. He was one of the younger guys in the Guadalajara cartel before it splintered and he and another guy were given Sinaloa as territory.”
Micheal Pena will seemingly replace Pedro Pascal as the DEA agent in the new season as the show switches countries. Pena recently starred in Ant-Man and the Wasp as Luis. This isn’t new territory for him though. He also starred as officer Mike Zavala in 2012’s End of Watch. He’s sure to make an amazing impact on the show.
Newman spoke on this new season:
“The origins of the Guadalajara cartel are in the late 1970s and early 1980s, so Narcos is going back in time. We always knew that we would get to Mexico eventually. A key team comprised of myself and the guys I really trust and work very closely with — [director] Andi Baiz, [co-creators] Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro — have been discussing how to best transition to Mexico as early as season two. We decided on the Guadalajara cartel because it represents the beginning of the modern Mexican drug trade. It makes sense to start there.”
Cast members also include:
Aaron Staton (Mad Men) as Butch Sears
Alfonso Dosal (Hazlo como hombre) as Benjamin Arellano Felix
Alyssa Diaz (Ray Donovan, The Rookie) as Mika Camarena
Clark Freeman (We Go On) as Ed Heath
Ernesto Alterio (Cable Girls) as Salvador Osuna Nava
Fermin Martinez (Lady of Steel) as Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (“El Azul”)
Fernanda Urrejola (Bala Loca) as Maria Elvira
Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto) as Pablo Acosta
Gorka Lasaosa (Brain Drain) as Hector Palma
Guillermo Villegas (Sin Nombre) as Sammy Alvarez
Horacio Garcia Rojas (Texas Rising) as Tomas Morlet
Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Little Children) as Jim Ferguson Joaquin Cosio (Quantum of Solace) as Don Neto (Ernesto-Fonseca Carillo)
Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) as Roger Knapp
Manuel Masalva (Mi corazon es tuyo) as Ramon Arellano Felix, Matt Letscher (Scandal, The Flash) as James Kuykendall
Tenoch Huerta (Sin Nombre) as Rafael Caro Quintero
Teresa Ruiz (Here on Earth) as Isabella Bautista
Tessa Ia (The Burning Plain) as Sofia Conesa
Yul Vazquez (The Looming Tower, Magic City) as John Gavin.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Narcos move north? Tweet us @SuperBroMovies with your thoughts!
Season 4 of Narcos has no release date, but will be released globally sometime in 2018!