October 28, 2020

Netflix announced today that Narcos: Mexico has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes eight months after the drug trade drama released its sophomore run, which again drew high critical praise.

Originally intended to be the fourth season of Narcos, the Mexico-based series was instead developed as a companion that follows the true story of the Guadalajara cartel's ascent in the 1980s Mexican drug trade. Félix Gallardo builds his drug empire in Mexico, while determined DEA agent Kiki Camarena has moved to Guadalajara to take on the cartel's dangerous kingpin.

There are some changes in store for Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico, as Diego Luna, who played the cartel leader, will not be returning. There will be a new showrunner as well, with series co-creator Carlo Bernard taking over from Eric Newman, who spent five years at the helm of the Narcos franchise.

Look for Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico in 2021. It will be set in the 1990s as the drug business is going global, with a war ensuing due to Felix’s empire being torn apart. Newly independent cartels struggle to survive the political upheaval and rise in violence, while a new generation of kingpins starts to emerge.