The third and last season of the Narcos spinoff series released its trailer. And the footage, as promised by the ending of season two, makes way for the new bosses coming out from the Sinaloa, Tijuana, and Juárez cartels to step up in place of departing narco Felix Gallardo.
After re-setting Narcos’ Colombia-set story, the first two seasons of the hit Netflix drug cartel drama focused on the rise and fall of Gallardo, the Godfather of the Guadalajara cartel, whose decision to abduct and murder DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) in season one forever changed the relationship between Mexico and the United States in the failed war on drugs. By the end of season two, Gallardo lost control and is last seen behind bars.
The 10-episode third season will continue the show’s timeline when it comes out on Nov. 5. The logline reads: “Set in the ’90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, season three examines the war that breaks out after Felix’s arrest. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, truth is the first casualty — and every arrest, murder, and take-done only pushes real victory further away.”
Some new faces join a returning cast led by Scoot McNairy’s starring DEA agent, season one and two narrator Walt Breslin. José María Yázpik — whose Amado Carillo Fuentes, leader of the Juárez cartel, is spotlighted as the narco to watch in the trailer (below) — returns along with Alfonso Dosal (Benjamín Arellano Félix), Mayra Hermosillo (Enedina Arellano Felix), Matt Letscher (DEA agent James Kuykendall), Manuel Masalva (Ramón Arellano Félix), Alejandro Edda (Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán) and Gorka Lasaosa (Héctor Palma).
The new cast includes Luisa Rubino, playing a young idealistic and energetic journalist whose purpose to expose corruption brings her an even more important story than she anticipated, and who will serve as the franchise’s first female narrator, following in the steps of McNairy, and Narcos stars Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook. Luis Gerardo Méndez, Alberto Guerra and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio aka “Bad Bunny” also join the cast.
The last season of Narcos: Mexico will bring the Narcos franchise to its sixth season overall, as the cartel drama continues to be a top global performer for the streaming company among its original series.