Netflix Reveals First Look At Michael Pena & Diego Luna In ‘Narcos: Mexico’

Posted by on July 18, 2018

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After spending three seasons in Colombia, Netflix’s drug trafficking drama is heading to Mexico. Narcos: Mexico will feature new characters including roles played by Michael Pena and Diego Luna.

Netflix unveiled the first look at Pena and Luna’s characters today. Luna (right) is set to play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo but he goes by only one name: Felix. He is the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, one of the biggest narcos in the history of Mexico and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. Quiet but bold, inscrutable but sharp-minded, to all appearances he is a benevolent leader, loyal to his friends, associates, and employees…but his ambition comes before all else.

Pena (above) will play Kiki Camarena, a family man and an undercover DEA agent who garnered valuable intel through a series of informants around Félix and his newly minted Guadalajara cartel, but found he had completely underestimated the sophistication of Gallardo’s system.


Netflix Releases First Look at Reset 'Narcos: Mexico'

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The drug cartel drama, now starring Michael Pena and Diego Luna, moves from Colombia to Mexico when it returns later this year.

What Narcos will look like when it moves from Colombia to Mexico is beginning to take shape.

After three seasons of exploring the cocaine war in Colombia in both the pre- and post-Pablo Escobar world, Narcos underwent a reset for its fourth season to explore the origins of its next threat in the drug war: Mexico's Guadalajara cartel. The cartel series moved production to Mexico City, suffering the death of a location scout in the process, and brought in new stars Michael Pena and Diego Luna as leads. The announcement marked the end of main character Javier Pena's story — and a phasing out for leading man Pedro Pascal.

Now Netflix has confirmed that the series is officially reseting as Narcos: Mexico and will launch as a new original series later this year. According to the streamer, Narcos: Mexico will explore 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.