Knocking it out of the park once again, Narcos: Mexico returned in fine form and was arguably even better than the first season. The finale of the series has left us with plenty to discuss, and a huge shake-up will see some bloody and incredible developments in season three. Netflix has yet to renew Narcos: Mexico for a third season, but we’ll be keeping track of all the news and updates for Narcos: Mexico season 3.
Narcos: Mexico is a Netflix Original crime drama series created by Chris Brancato and Doug Miro. Originally scheduled to become the fourth season of the popular crime-drama Narcos, the decision was to ultimately produce Narcos: Mexico as a spin-off. Starring actors such as Diego Luna and Michael Pena, the series has been an incredible platform for the pair to show off their acting chops.
Has Netflix renewed Narcos: Mexico for a third season?
Netflix renewal status: Pending (Last Updated: 17/02/2020)
At the time of writing the second season of Narcos: Mexico has been available to stream for less than a month. We’re expecting to see the crime-drama renewed for a third season but it can take Netflix up to a month, and often even longer for them to decide on a show’s future.
As a franchise, Narcos is one of the most popular on Netflix to date, and arguably in the top 3 of Spanish language dramas. We’d expect to hear news of renewal for Narcos: Mexico in the coming weeks, if not sooner.
Does Narcos: Mexico need to return for a third season?
Even though the story of Félix Gallardo is all but over, a bloodbath awaits us for the third season of Narcos: Mexico.
Despite the power and influence that Félix had amassed over the course of his time as head of the Guadalajara Cartel, it was just as easily dismantled in a few fell swoops.
When DEA agent Walt Breslin visited Félix in prison, we learned the reality of the situation that the DEA and all of the law enforcement now faces without Félix at the helm of the federation. Félix was right, if all of the plazas had been working together unanimously, then they could have pushed out the Columbians and made billions together.
Without Félix as the figurehead with all the connections, each of the plazas, which have now become their own respective cartels, will eventually fight each other. The entire time Félix had maintained peace in Mexico, but now “all of the animals run free” and war and bloodshed await.
There is bad blood between Tijuana and Sinaloa, and from what we know of history the two cartels go to war. With Félix in prison, the series will need a new antagonist, and that will be none other than Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. The war on drugs has only just begun.
Who is ‘El Chapo’?
Even without context, there are many people in this world who will have at some point heard of the name El Chapo. Now serving a life sentence in prison in the USA, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was once the leader of the Sinaloan cartel, and under his leadership, it became the richest and most powerful cartel in Mexico.
During his reign, there were record levels of drugs being smuggled into the USA and Europe from Mexico. His influence and power have been compared to that of Pablo Escobar, and his notoriety the level of Al Capone. Overall it was estimated that El Chapo had assets worth roughly $12.6 billion.
In total El Chapo was arrested three times but had escaped on two occasions. On his first escape, his return to the cartel and subsequent thirteen years in power was devasting for the US and Mexican government’s War on Drugs.
Did subscribers enjoy the second season of Narcos: Mexico?
Naturally, fans have taken to social media to express how much they enjoyed the second season of Narcos: Mexico:
Done with Narcos Mexico Season 2
My respects for Acosta
Season 3 is about to be a bloodbath
If you got the Arellano-Felix Clown Reference…cheers pic.twitter.com/GaEFXYNUFC
— Santiago Muñez (@mozkid8) February 16, 2020
Finished all of #NarcosMexico and the shits only gonna get messier! I need season 3 ASAP 😭😭 @NarcosNetflix I really need it. Season 3 is gonna go so many ways! El Chapo? Will the other DEA agents come back and eventually link to Narcos 1-3 will Pablo & all of Cali Cartel?
— Esther 🎈 (@SuperstarE3) February 15, 2020
Me to my girl: Wanna watch
Narcos: Mexico season 2?
My girl: Okay but can you skip the
intro this ti-
— el vale (@elvale_1) February 13, 2020
When could we see a third season of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix?
If Netflix is to renew Narcos: Mexico for a third season, we’ll be waiting until 2021 for it to arrive. The time in-between the first and second seasons was fifteen months, and if the same logic is applied for season 3 then we could see it arrive in May 2021.
The best bet for a release date is Summer 2021.
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