When Narcos first dropped on Netflix it was a bit of a game-changer.
The hit crime drama followed the exploits of infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his rise to becoming the world’s biggest cocaine distributor from his home in Medellín, Colombia.
The show was renowned for its explosiveness and violence, while Wagner Moura’s portrayal of Escobar was frighteningly accurate.
That intensity continued right throughout season 2 – until Escobar’s death – and all the way into season 3, which, despite shifting attention away from Escobar to follow the DEA’s fight against the Cali cartel, was still a compelling watch.
Now, though, Narcos: Mexico is resetting it all and going back to the 1980s to follow the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, with Diego Luna portraying notorious real-life drug cartel boss Félix Gallardo (aka “the Rockefeller of marijuana”), who is looking to start an empire.
Gone are former leading men Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook fighting the good fight, but instead we have Michael Peña co-starring as Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an undercover DEA agent working in Gallardo’s operation.
You can watch the exciting new trailer below:
As far as trailers go I reckon that’s one of the coolest I’ve seen in a while.
You can tell this series is going to fully embrace its 1980’s era just from Grandmaster Flash’s timeless “White Lines” track playing over it.
The promise of brutal beatings, gunfights, explosions and, of course, drugs, will certainly entertain fans of the series, which looks to have a decidedly Scarface vibe going on this time around.
Speaking ahead of the new season, showrunner Eric Newman told The Hollywood Reporter:
“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.”
Narcos: Mexico drops on 16th November, and I, for one, will be binging it in its entirety.
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