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.
The second season will be produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix with Eric Newman as executive producer and showrunner. José Padilha, Doug Miro, Carlo 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.