After a rather dull and dreary year following the coronavirus outbreak throughout the world, there is finally some good news coming from the world of entertainment. It seems like its show time for diehard Narcos fans who have been waiting a long time for the makers to announce the third season of the highly-appreciated crime drama. And their prayers have finally been answered! In latest news, the show has been renewed for Season 3 at Netflix. Along with this big news, there are some other changes that will come with the next installment. Wagner Moura — who played Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of Narcos — will board direct two episodes of the upcoming season, reported Variety.
A shocking revelation is that series lead Diego Luna, who portrayed drug cartel leader Félix Gallardo, will not return for the third season. The second season ended with Luna’s Gallardo sentenced to prison for his drug trafficking crimes and there had been much speculation he would not return if the series was renewed for a third season. Luna, however, is set to reprise his Cassian Andor character in Disney+’s Star Wars spinoff series Rogue One, which is currently in pre-production.
In addition, series showrunner Eric Newman will exit that role after five seasons and hand things over to series co-creator Carlos Bernard. “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,” Newman said, adding, “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.” While season two was released earlier this year in February, the upcoming one will examine the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire shatters. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. Wait for it!