4:47 pm EDT, October 28, 2020

Netflix renews ‘Narcos: Mexico’ for season 3

Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico is officially coming back for a season 3!

Fans of Narcos: Mexico can rest easy knowing there’s more of the hit drama coming down the pipeline at Netflix! On Wednesday (October 28), the streaming giant announced that it has officially renewed the show for a third season.

Actor Wagner Moura, who starred as Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of Narcos, has been tapped to return for season 3. In addition to starring in the new season, Moura will also be directing two episodes.

Word of the season renewal also comes with some bittersweet news that showrunner Eric Newman will be stepping down from day to day duties after five seasons. Stepping back allows Newman to continue working on quite a few projects he has coming down the pipeline at Netflix through his overall deal with the streamer.

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Co-creator Carlo Bernard will be taking on the role of showrunner in Newman’s stead.

In a statement announcing his decision to take a step back, Newman said: “I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows.  Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over ten years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico in his very capable hands.”

Read up on the official synopsis to find out what you can expect from Narcos: Mexico season 3 below!

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Set in the 90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, Season 3 examines 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…

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