Narcos headed to Mexico in season 4


Netflix has released a first look at Narcos’s newest season, featuring an entirely new country and cast.

Season 4 of Netflix’s American crime drama Narcos, will take fans on another journey into the lives of rising drug cartel’s during the 1980s. While the past three seasons were set in Colombia and featured a fairly consistent cast, season 4 will take on a whole new cartel and storyline. The first big move? Renaming the show Narcos: Mexico. 

While the show’s premise and title remain similar, the cast has been completely changed. Season 3 wrapped up the storyline of the DEA against Pablo Escobar (Wager Moura) and the Colombian cartels. Pedro Pascal, Wager Moura, and the rest of the original cast will not reprise their roles.

Confirmed for the shows fourth season are actors Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Flatliners) and Michael Pena (Ant-Man, Fury).

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The two actors will face-off on opposite sides of the law. Luna will replace Pablo Escobar as the new drug kingpin that authorities are looking into named Felix Gallardo. Felix is the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. His personality is described as bold, inscrutable but sharp-minded, to all appearances, he is a benevolent leader, loyal to his friends, associates, and employees…but his ambition comes before all else.

Going against the Guadalajara cartel is Michael Pena’s character, DEA agent Kiki Camarena. Getting closer to taking Felix down, Camarena will have to dig deeper and deeper into the dangerous cartel while trying to keep his family and himself safe.

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The story’s synopsis reads:

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"“Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined.”"

Deadline released a full list of the rest of the cast listed alphabetically.

Narcos: Mexico has no official release date, but is expected to return this year on Netflix.