Narcos: Mexico has been renewed for a third season, makers of the show announced on Wednesday. A 30-second video announcing the third season was uploaded on social media along with the caption: “This empire is only getting stronger. Narcos: Mexico is coming back for Season 3.”
The third season is returning with a new showrunner and without the series lead Diego Luna who earlier portrayed the role of Félix Gallardo, a drug cartel leader. The second season had released in February and had ended with the character Gallardo being sentenced to prison for crimes of drug trafficking.
This empire is only getting stronger. Narcos: Mexico is coming back for Season 3. pic.twitter.com/Ps9znTXWlz
— Narcos (@NarcosNetflix) October 28, 2020
Eric Newman, who had been taking care of the day-to-day showrunning activities of the production is stepping back after five years of being associated with the series. Replacing him is series co-creator Carlo Bernard. Newman will continue to be the executive producer along with Bernard, Jose Padilha, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Doug Miro and Andrés Baiz. The upcoming season will see the return of Wagner Moura, who starred as Pablo Escobar during the first two seasons of Narcos, in the director’s chair.
“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. When we began this endeavour — 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,” said Newman to The Hollywood Reporter.