Netflix has announced a second season renewal for Narcos: Mexico. The series is a spin-off to Narcos and serves as a prequel to the hit show, detailing the beginning of the drug trade in Mexico in the 1980s and starring Michael Pena (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
Originally set to be the fourth season of Narcos, Netflix instead decided to make it a companion series. Eric Newman is the showrunner and executive producer while Narcos creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Milo serves as executive producers alongside José Padilha.
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.
Narcos: Mexico is available to stream on Netflix now.