Created by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro, ‘Narcos: Mexico’ recounts the rise of the drug cartels in Mexico. A spin-off from ‘Narcos’, which follows the drug cartels of Columbia, the series has been received very well critically. It is executive produced by Bernard, Miro, Eric Newman and José Padilha. The production companies involved with it is Gaumont International Television.
With ‘Rogue One’ star Diego Luna and ‘Ant-Man’ star Michael Pena in the lead roles, it follows the journey of two men, one of whom rises the ranks to become the cartel leader while the other works tirelessly to bring him down. With another season on the horizon, let’s find out what ‘Narcos: Mexico’ has in store for us.
Narcos Mexico Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 2 is set to release on February 13, 2020 at 12:01 am PT on Netflix . At first, it was intended to be the continuation of ‘Narcos’, as its fourth season. However, once the story took its own turn, Netflix decided to peg it as a different original series, though sharing the same universe with the first one. It received critical acclaim and the positive reception from the audience allowed the streaming service to continue with the story of the Mexican drug empire.
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The death of Camarena in the first season is a critical point for the story and the entry of another DEA agent in the first season repeats a cycle that we have previously seen in ‘Narcos’. Showrunner Eric Newman talked about this cycle of agents battling the drug lords, one after another. “(We’ve) now seen that with agents Murphy and Pena in seasons one and two, Pena alone in season three, Kiki Camarena in ‘Narcos: Mexico’, and now a new guy (Scott McNairy), who is basically going to come down and probably get nothing done and the cycle will continue.”
The central focus of the story is Gallardo and the story will keep going until he goes down. Regarding this, Diego Luna said, “Narcos has a chance to deliver another five seasons to try to get to today, because there is so much that happens after this season (one) ends.”
Narcos Mexico Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?
Isabella Bautista? You know her by now. Juan Guerra? Enedina Arellano Félix? Those are names you’ll want to remember for later. pic.twitter.com/xj15pKI2uh
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The lead role is played by Diego Luna. He stars as Félix Gallardo, a man from Sinaloa who lays the foundation of the Guadalajara cartel in the 80s. In the first season, Gallardo was pitted against the DEA agent, Kiki Camarena, played by Michael Pena. However, at the end of the first season, Gallardo kills Camarena, so Pena would not be returning for the second season. Instead, Gallardo now has another DEA official after him. The first season is narrated by Scoot McNairy, who, at the end of the season, appears as Walt Breslin and is the primary antagonist for Gallardo.
Actors like Teresa Ruiz, Tenoch Huerta, Alejandro Edda and Alberto Ammann are expected to reprise their roles. Joining the cast in the second season are Mayra Hermosillo, Sosie Bacon, Andrés Londoño, Alex Knight, Miguel Rodarte, Jesse Garcia, Matt Biedel, Jesus Ochoa, Flavio Medina, Alberto Zeni, Jero Medina, Jose Julian, Noé Hernandez and Nat Faxon.
Narcos Mexico Season 2 Spoilers
Walt Breslin and the DEA are bringing hell to the cartel to avenge Kiki Camarena’s death, and there’s no line they’re not crossing. pic.twitter.com/h9vlrGYojy
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The first season of the series starts with Gallardo coming up with a plan to make money in the marijuana game and DEA agent Kiki Camarena getting a whiff of his operation. At the end of it, Gallardo succeeds in becoming the godfather of the Mexican cartel, now having jumped into the cocaine business. Kiki has to pay the price of the investigation with his life.
With one of their own killed by the cartel, DEA will not sit quietly. We are introduced to Agent Walt Breslin who kickstarts Operation Leyenda, aimed to bring the killers of Kiki to justice, which means bringing down Gallardo. In order to do so, they will try to break his alliances. Considering how Gallardo is already lacking in the friends department, it will make it more difficult for him to maintain control over his empire.
Narcos Mexico Season 2 Trailer
You can catch up with the first season of the series on Netflix. Here is the trailer for the second season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’: