Netflix has announced happy news today. The streaming giant is continuing the saga of Narcos: Mexico, but with one major change at the top, showrunner Eric Newman stepped aside in its return. Co-creator Carlo Bernard will step into the showrunner role.
Carlo Bernard has been an executive producer since the drug cartel franchise launched in 2015. Eric Newman had served as showrunner for all three seasons of Narcos and the two subsequent seasons of the reset Narcos: Mexico will remain involved with the series as an executive producer. The upcoming season of Narcos: Mexico is the sixth overall in the cartel drama, which remains a top global performer for Netflix.
The announcement clarifies about the participation of Diego Luna and Scoot McNairy in the upcoming season. McNairy is indeed among the returning cast. Luna currently working for Disney+ prequel series will not be available for season 3. Season 3 includes the return of Wagner Moura, but behind the camera. Moura had played the role of Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of Narcos.
Narcos: Mexico, which filmed its first two seasons in and around Mexico City, will film on location for season three amid new COVID-19 safety protocols. Netflix had also set out to expand its production footprint in Mexico, announcing plans to produce 50 TV shows and films over the next two years.