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16th Jul 2017

Season 3 of Narcos has released a new trailer as its return edges closer

It's coming back...

Paul Moore

The war on drugs is only beginning in Narcos.

Without a doubt, Narcos has become one of the most popular and immersive shows that Netflix have produced, and given that Season 2 ended on something of a cliffhanger, we’re delighted to say that Narcos will return for a third season later this year.

At this moment, consider our spoiler alert to be blaring as much as Colonel Carillo’s Search Bloc in pursuit of El Patron.

Still, with us? Bueno.

As the show is based on real-life events, it should come as now surprise to learn that Pablo Escobar is dead. This being said, we know that this is only the beginning of the war on drugs thanks to the rise and rise of the Cali cartel.

Of course, the Cali cartel have already featured prominently in Narcos, but now they will be the main focus of attention for Agent Peña and the DEA and with good reason too; at one point their network was so vast, they were believed to have controlled 90% of the world’s cocaine market.

Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.

We’ve already got a description of the new kingpins in town:

  • Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar)- leader of Cali Cartel, “boss of bosses”
  • Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis)- the brains behind the rise of the of Cali Cartel and Gilberto’s brother
  • Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann)- the on-the-low hitman, runs the Mexican connection and international distribution
  • Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote)–  runs the satellite NYC empire of the Colombian drug network

Just as Gilberto announces a bold plan to walk away from the business, DEA agent Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) enlists the help of American and Colombian law enforcement to take it down. This season opens up a complex and ruthless world of new figures.

We’re also being introduced to even more new characters such as;

  • Jorge Salcedo (Matias Varela)- Cali’s head of security who prioritizes his wife and kids’ protection over his bosses
  • DEA agents Chris Feistl (Michael Stahl-David) and Daniel Van Ness (Matt Whelan), who enter the operation with enthusiasm and inexperience
  • Franklin Jurado (Miguel Angel Silvestre)- the cartel’s money launderer who unknowingly puts his wife, Christina (Kerry Bishe) in mortal danger
  • David Rodriguez (Arturo Castro)- Miguel’s oldest son, who is reluctant at first to take a leading role in the cartel structure

“To pretend that these guys weren’t just as evil as the guy who came before them, that’s a mistake,” says Peña in a trailer that’s already whetted the appetite for more of one of the best shows in recent years.

Take a look at what’s in store.

The new season of Narcos returns to Netflix on 1 September.