Will there be another series of Narcos: Mexico after season three?
The third season of the hugely popular crime drama lands on Netflix on 5 November but are there plans for another installment of the Narcos series?
After much anticipation the third series of Narcos: Mexico lands on Netflix today with new stars and a female narrator for the first time in the show’s history.
The Netflix original crime drama centres on the Mexican drug war and follows the stories of the real-life drug kingpins who plotted, battled and stole their way to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. This is the third series set in Mexico, after the huge success of the original Columbia-based series, Narcos, which followed the life of Pablo Escobar.
The original Narcos spanned just two seasons and reports suggest that the third installment will be the last for the Mexican spin-off; meaning there will be no season four of Narcos: Mexico. However that does not mean that the franchise is ending for good.
Could there be another series of Narcos?
Narcos began in 2015 with two series focused on Escobar and his rise in prominence in Columbian society, before switching to Mexico in 2018 after the lead character was finally gunned down by police.
The switch between the two locations did not follow a linear timeline, moving from 1990s Columbia to Mexico City in 1980. This suggests that the team behind Narcos have no issue with jumping around chronologically to capture the ongoing drug war and American involvement in countries south of the border.
Those involved clearly now feel that the story of Narcos: Mexico has been told, but there is plenty of scope for more spin-off series. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter last year, Eric Newman, executive producer and showrunner of the Narcos series, made clear that he believes they is no shortage of material.
He said: “So in terms of how long it could go? Unfortunately, it could go forever.”
“By the time we were to catch up with the present, it would no longer be the present. It would be sad chapters of a continuing story that would become the past,” he added.
What to expect from season three of Narcos: Mexico
After moving away from Arellano Felix, the head of the powerful Guadalajara cartel, after he is finally capture at the end of series two, the new season will focus on Amado Carrillo Fuentes. The third series follows Fuentes’ ascent to power to become the head of the Juarez cartel.
As well as a new lead there is also a new director for two episodes; Wagnor Moura, the actor who played Pablo Escobar in previous season of the show. New characters will see Luis Gerardo Méndez play Victor Tapia, Alberto Guerra introduced as Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada and musician Benito Antonio “Bad Bunny” Martinez Ocasio make his series debut as Arturo Paez.