Narcos: Mexico season 3 was filming new episodes before the coronavirus lockdown despite no official renewal confirmation from Netflix, according to reports.
We Got This Covered revealed that Netflix quietly renewed Narcos: Mexico for season 3. Further details from a Rolling Stone interview with Latino pop star Bad Bunny cited that they were filming the crime series in Mexico before the pandemic struck.
Bad Bunny appears as a supporting cast in the Netflix drama. However, production had to shut down due to government restrictions as the public health crisis loomed.
Will Felix Gallardo return in season 3?
The story of the drug lord Felix Gallardo (Diego Luna) concluded in Narcos: Mexico season 2, as he was finally sent to prison for his drug and murder crimes. It’s unclear if the character will still be in the third season, but the show did bring back Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) for a brief but special scene with Luna in Narcos: Mexico season 1.
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However, the story on the war on drugs is far from over as DEA Agent Walt Breslin (Scoot McNairy) learned the challenging extent of the drug trade after his meetings with Gallardo. Luna’s character might not be the central figure of Narcos: Mexico season 3, but the bloodbath will continue, according to What’s On Netflix. Without Gallardo leading Mexico’s drug trade, each plaza and connections are on their own and fighting for superiority.
Narcos: Mexico season 3 will move on to the 1990s, which history has deemed the most violent time in the war on drugs. The Tijuana and Sinaloa cartels will emerge as the new powerhouses, along with a new antagonist in Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
El Chapo and the most powerful Mexican cartel
Alejandro Edda played El Chapo in the first two seasons of Narcos: Mexico. The actor has been mum about his return for the third season and told The Hollywood Reporter before the pandemic that he’s keeping his fingers crossed for a renewal.
He also said that the Narcos universe is ultimately bigger than just one guy like Pedro Escobar, the Cali cartel leaders, Felix Gallardo or El Chapo.
“It’s not about the story of Chapo. It’s really about that whole world; the guys with the badges and the narcos and narcas,” he said.
Edda also revealed that he has yet to speak to El Chapo, who is incarcerated in a U.S. prison. The real El Chapo is reportedly a fan of the earlier seasons, but showrunner Eric Newman doesn’t know if he has seen Narcos: Mexico.
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