The series which explores the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel of the 1980s is not only a show of unadulterated escapism (filled with more sex, drugs and violence than you can dream of), but it’s also a semi-educational exploration of the roots of the Mexican drug war.
What’s not to like?
José María Yazpik, known for playing Amado Carrillo Fuentes in the show, recently confirmed on Instagram that Narcos: Mexico will return in February 2020.
A fan asked: “Aun no hay fecha de Narcos Mexico 2?”, asking when the second season of the show will be out, to which Fuentes replied ‘February’.
As expected, the news has Narcos watchers wild; fans have been desperate to receive news about the second season of the companion series was announced by Netflix shortly after season one premiered.
The second season is sure to begin shortly after the death of Michael Peña’s Kiki Camarena and is set to focus on the birth of the drug war between Felix Gallardo’s drug cartel and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Not only will Gallardo have to deal with the issue of the DEA after him, he’ll also have to watch his back for a whole host of others.
Well, he did step on quite a few toes on his way up to the top.
“[In 1982], Ronald Reagan announced the war on drugs. And I think Kiki’s death is Narcos: Mexico’s war on drugs moment. Because it really is the catalyst that made this war happen.” – Michael Peña in conversation with The Hollywood Reporter
At the end of Narcos: Mexico S1, it was revealed that the narrator of Narcos: Mexico is Walt Breslin, played by Texas-born actor Scoot McNairy.
Walt is is expected to lead the next season of the show and, going by what we’ve seen so far, he will have a very different approach to cracking-down on the drug cartel than Camarena.
“I am a DEA agent, who is essentially part of a true operation that took place, down in Mexico in 1986. He’s loosely based on a real character, but the character I play is fictional.” –Scoot McNairy in conversation with Collider
We’re still light on details for what the next series will entail, but the voice-over from DEA agent Walt Breslin said: “What happened in Guadalajara in the early ’80s was the beginning.
“What happened in Guadalajara gave birth to the first cartel. From that, others would follow. And the violence and money and drugs, they just f***ing explode. It changed the DEA, too.
“Maybe it woke us up, I don’t know. But it’s where the first shot was fired, the one that started the drug war. And after that, none of it would be the same. How could it be?”
The finale ends with him saying: “We knew we were in a war. Now, it was our turn. Pretty soon, they were gonna know, they were in one too.”
Just like the first season of Narcos: Mexico, as-well as the three seasons of the OG Narcos, Narcos: Mexico is expected to consist of ten sixty-minutes-or-so episodes.
Can’t wait for it.
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