Fans of the super-popular Netflix crime drama Narcos: Mexico has very good reason indeed to celebrate: Per the Louella Parsons of the 21st century – The Hollywood Reporter – we have learned today that the Carlo Bernard/Scoot McNairy/Doug Miro created saga that explores the genesis behind the modern drug war will be renewed for a third season, with an added caveat or two…
Showrunner Eric Newman will be bidding adieu to Narcos when the new season picks up. Replacing him will be, perhaps appropriately enough, show co-creator Carlo Bernard. Bernard worked as an executive producer on the show since its inception back in 2015 and this move puts the erstwhile creative in a more hands-on position going forward in this new season. Weep not for Mr. Newman, however: This powerhouse has an overall deal with streaming giant Netflix (ah, what I wouldn’t give for one of those…) and will apparently be spending more time working on new projects for them such as a limited series concerning the opioid crisis. “I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter released today. “When we began his endeavor – making a show in two languages, in a country that had never seen this kind of production – it seemed insane. But Netflix saw its potential then and their faith in us never wavered. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over 10 years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of season three of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely capable hands.”
Narcos: Mexico is a huge fan-favorite for Netflix, consistently making it one of the streamers top global performers. Today’s announcement also answers the question about whether or not the show’s co-stars Scoot McNairy and Diego Luna would be returning to the fold for this epic saga. For those checking off their scorecards, McNairy is now definitively returning for the upcoming season. Luna, unfortunately, is taking a powder, opting instead to star in a Star Wars prequel from the ATM money machine that is Disney+. Joining McNairy cast-wise will also be actors Gorka Lasaosa, Jose Maria Yazpik, Alfonso Dosal, Alberto Ammann, Matt Letscher, Mayra Hermosillo, Manuel Masalva and Alejandro Edda.
Narcos: Mexico will continue the first two season’s tradition of shooting in Mexico City, strictly following all COVID-19 safety regulations.