How Spanish Series Are Making It into the Spotlight!

Spanish is spoken more than English with a total of 460 million Spanish speakers globally compared to 379 million English speakers.

Only Mandarin Chinese tops both of these with 918 million speakers globally. With these facts in mind, it should not come as a surprise that the Spanish movie industry is starting to rise – thanks to globalisation and the spread of the internet, it is much easier for these movies to make it onto the big screens.

It has been quite a ride for Spanish series and series but finally with the mix of Spanish and English speaking series hitting streaming networks such as HBO and Netflix, more people – including English speakers happy to read subtitles or listen to films with voice overs – are starting to embrace Spanish actors and movies.

Breaking Bad semi got us there, and now Narcos the series completed the mission. With the drug wars between the DEA and the cartels of South America, there are plenty of plots out there for filmmakers to capture global non-Spanish speaking audiences and nothing has achieved this feat better than the Narcos series.

You can watch Narcos on Netflix or check out which will guide you to these series using a VPN to hide your IP and stream off international sites with the series available on their movie servers.

The story of Narcos begins with Pablo Escobar and his rise and fall in Columbia, but this is not where the drug wars began. It was no cocaine but marijuana that sent the DEA South America, and if we dig deeper, the CIA was already in the region fighting communism.

So, Narcos is a little backwards in the way it released each series. So, series 1 and 2 follow Pablo Escobar which is after Narcos Mexico which is a new 2 series spin-off that came about because of the popularity of Narcos series 1 to 3.

Series 3 follows the aftermath of Pablo Escobar which was the Cali cartel. Another large Columbian cartel that was taken down by the DEA.

Next up, Narcos Mexico takes you back to the days of marijuana when DEA agent Kiki Camara was murdered by the cartels fuelling a huge DEA operation to bring down the Mexican government officials and cartel leaders responsible for his death in a mini-war nicknamed ‘World War 3’ for the USA.

As the series moves on, it starts to run in sync in Pablo Escobar’s story when the Mexican cartels form an alliance and help the Columbian cartels ship their cocaine into the US – this was the Mexicans self-promotion from marijuana. On top of this, the story also intertwines with the Carli cartel giving you a good look into just how the drug problems in the USA came to light.

By the end of the last series of Narcos, Pablo was already gone and the rice of El Chap was on the brink which is likely where the next Narcos series will pick up.

About RJ Frometa

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