Narcos: Mexico featurette and new photos released
Netflix has released a new featurette for their upcoming reset of its hit crime drama series, Narcos: Mexico, starring Michael Peña and Diego Luna. Debuting globally on the streamer on November 16, you can check out the video below as well as new photos in the gallery!
Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp) will play Kiki Camarena, a family man and an undercover DEA agent who garnered valuable intel through a series of informants around Félix and his newly minted Guadalajara cartel, but quickly found himself in as he realized he had completely underestimated the sophistication of Gallardo’s system.
Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (“Félix”), the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, one of the biggest narcos in the history of Mexico and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. Quiet but bold, inscrutable but sharp-minded, to all appearances he is a benevolent leader, loyal to his friends, associates, and employees…but his ambition comes before all else.
Shifting away from Colombia, where Narcos spent three seasons, Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.
Joining Peña and Luna are Aaron Staton (Mad Men), Alejandro Edda (Fear the Walking Dead), Alfonso Dosal (Hazlo como hombre) Alyssa Diaz (Ray Donovan, The Rookie), Clark Freeman (We Go On), Ernesto Alterio (Cable Girls), Fermín Martinez (Lady of Steel), Fernanda Urrejola (Bala Loca), Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto), Gorka Lasaosa (Brain Drain), Guillermo Villegas (Sin Nombre), Horacio Garcia Rojas (Texas Rising), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Little Children), Joaquín Cosío (Quantum of Solace),José María Yazpik (Narcos), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie), Manuel Masalva (Mi corazón es tuyo), Matt Letscher (Scandal, The Flash), Tenoch Huerta (Sin Nombre), Teresa Ruiz (Here on Earth), Tessa Ia (The Burning Plain), and Yul Vazquez (The Looming Tower, Magic City).
Narcos: Mexico is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix. Eric Newman is Executive Producer and showrunner. José Padilha, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard are Executive Producers.