Narcos is getting a major revamp, with Netflix bringing in a whole new cast and starting again under the title Narcos: Mexico. Diego Luna and Michael Pena are now the stars of the show, and a fresh trailer has arrived online.
As well as promising to show “the birth of Mexico’s drug war” and reiterating that it’s “inspired by true events”, this trailer shows off a talented cast and some impressive scope while promising some properly tense entertainment.
You can watch the Narcos: Mexico trailer for yourself right here…
And if you’d like a little more info about the plot, here’s the official teasing synopsis from the Netflix media centre:
“Shifting away from Colombia, where Narcos spent three seasons, 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.
“Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael 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.”
Netflix has confirmed that Narcos: Mexico will land on the streaming service on November 16th. As we hear more, we’ll be sure to let you know.