Pablo Escobar may be dead, but life goes on for Netflix’s Narcos series.
In fact, soon after the fallout of season 2, the online streamer went ahead and ordered a two-season renewal, thereby ensuring its hit crime saga will be with us until at least 2018. That’s a resounding vote of confidence for a show that’s now beginning to mosey into uncharted territory, but as today’s all-new trailer reveals, Pedro Pascal’s DEA agent Javier Peña is back, and he has the Cali Cartel firmly between his crosshairs.
In a post-Escobar world, the Drug Enforcement Administration has turned its attention toward that cartel and its so-called Four Kings: Damian Alcazar as Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, Francisco Denis as Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, Alberto Ammann as Pacho Herrera, and Pepe Rapazote as Chepe Santacruz Londono. Together, that foursome begins to spread its tentacles to New York City, and its up to Peña and his squad to expose the drug-trafficking organization before it’s too late. Joining the fray for Narcos season 3 are series newcomers Matias Varela, Michael Stahl-David, Matt Whelan, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Kerry Bishe, and Arturo Castro.
The war on drugs rages on, then, and to coincide with today’s trailer reveal, Netflix has offered up the official synopsis for the show’s third season to give budding viewers a hint of what’s to come. Spoilers: it appears to involve a brutal power struggle between the DEA and the Cali Cartel.
Now that the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar has ended, the DEA turns its attention to the powerful Cali Cartel and its four Kings — Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar), leader of Cali Cartel; Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis), 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 and Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote) who runs the satellite NYC empire of the Colombian drug network.
All ten episodes of Narcos will be available to stream globally from September 1st, lending you just enough time to binge through The Defenders, which is due to pummel its way onto the digital platform in time for August 18th.