Netflix Renews José María Yazpik’s Drug-Trafficking Drama “Narcos: Mexico,” Without Star Diego Luna

There’s more narcos action in José María Yazpik, but it won’t include Diego Luna

Netflix has ordered a third season of the 49-year-old Mexican actor’s drug-trafficking drama series Narcos: Mexico. However, the show will come back without its lead Diego Luna, who portrayed drug cartel leader Félix Gallardo.

José María Yazpik,

Season 2 ended with Luna’s Gallardo sentenced to prison for his drug trafficking crimes and there had been much speculation he wouldn’t return if the series was renewed for a third season. Luna is set to reprise his Cassian Andor character in Disney+’s Star Wars spinoff series Rogue One, which is currently in pre-production.

Series co-creator Carlo Bernard will be taking over day-to-day showrunning duties from Eric Newman, who is stepping back after five seasons. Newman will continue to executive produce the series alongside Bernard, Jose Padilha, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Doug Miro and Andrés Baiz.

Wagner Moura, who starred as Pablo Escobar during the first two seasons of Narcos, also will return to the series, directing two episodes in the new season.

“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,” said Newman. “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.”

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.

In addition to Yazpik, returning cast members for season three include Scoot McNairy, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa.

In addition to Moura, Andrés Baiz, Alejandra Marquez, Luis Ortega, Amat Escalante will direct on Season 3.

Season 2, which premiered in February, is currently streaming on Netflix.

Narcos: Mexico is produced by Gaumont for Netflix.

Diego Luna Set to Return for Season 2 of Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico”

It’s official… Diego Luna is heading back to the cartel.

The 38-year-old Mexican actor is set to return alongside Scoot McNairy to the forthcoming season of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, which is currently in production in Mexico City.

Diego Luna

The second season will be produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix with Eric Newman as executive producer and showrunner. José Padilha, Doug MiroCarlo Bernard and Andrés Baiz are executive producers.

Narcos: Mexico recently received a WGA nomination in the Episodic Drama category for the “Camelot” episode written by Eric Newman and Clayton Trussell. Luna also received recognition for his role as Félix Gallardo in the first season of the Netflix drama, landing a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Scoot McNairy served as the unseen mysterious, all-knowing narrator for the first season of Narcos: Mexico and it wasn’t until the last scene of the final episode where his identity was revealed as an agent who will lead a task force to indict those responsible for DEA Agent Kiki Camarena’s (Michael Peña) death — which set up the plot for season 2.

The series premiered November 16 with Eric Newman serving as executive producer and showrunner. The series is a companion to its predecessor Narcos which ran for three seasons.

Narcos: Mexico explores 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 (Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (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.

Netflix Renews Diego Luna’s “Narcos: Mexico” for Second Season

There’s more trafficking in Diego Luna’s future…

Netflix has renewed its the drug trafficking drama, starring the 38-year-old Mexican actor, director and producer, for a second season.

Diego Luna

Narcos: Mexico explores 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 (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.

The series premiered on November 16 with Eric Newman serving as executive producer and showrunner.

The series is a companion to its predecessor Narcos, which ran for three seasons.

Narcos: Mexico is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix. José Padilha, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard are executive producers.