Netflix has finally announced via The Hollywood Reporter that Narcos: Mexico has been renewed for Season 3, however, has lost their star Diego Luna to the Star Wars series on Disney+ that focuses on his Rogue One character Cassian Andor.
Scoot McNairy will be returning though.
Tuesday’s announcement confirms that McNairy is indeed among the returning cast; however Luna, who will be starring in the Star Wars prequel series for Disney+, is not. Other returning cast members include José Maria Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa.
The third season will continue along the Narcos: Mexico timeline, according to the Netflix synopsis, and will open up in the ’90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites. The new episodes will examine the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. 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-down only pushes real victory further away.
It sounds like they’ll be pivoting towards focusing on El Chapo.
With Gallardo’s organized plaza system now dismantled, the season two finale gave rise to the Sinaloa, Tijuana and Juarez cartels that plan to step up — and war for power — in Gallardo’s place, including the character of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán (Edda). In wrapping up Gallardo’s story, that conclusion had left an up-in-the-air return for the DEA agent who hunted him, Walt Breslin, who is played by McNairy.
They also add that Carlo Bernard will be taking over as showrunner from Eric Newman, who is currently busy with other projects.
Wagner Moura, who played Pablo Escobar in the series, will be returning to direct two episodes.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER