Two explosive new trailers for Narcos: Mexico will make you forget all about Escobar 2 years ago

Two explosive new trailers for Narcos: Mexico will make you forget all about Escobar

Narcos returns this week.

After cleverly deciding to shift the focus away from Colombia, Narcos: Mexico will explore the drug war in the 1980s as audiences get to witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel.

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Led by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), we're going to witness the tragic events that unfold as American DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) and other Narcos officials try to dismantle it.

Before becoming the most powerful figure in the Mexican cocaine trade, Gallardo sees potential among Mexico’s independent and relatively disorganised marijuana growers.

Unlike more flamboyant cartel leaders like Pablo Escobar, Gallardo is quiet and focused as he uses his business sense and high-powered connections to build a confederation of growers and dealers.

As his empire expands, Félix becomes more ruthless, eventually abandoning marijuana for cocaine and partnering with Colombian cartels to help transport their drugs across the border.

Meanwhile, we're going to be introduced to a new hero as American DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his pregnant wife and young son to Guadalajara to take on a new assignment.

Think the personal duel between Murphy and Peña against Escobar couldn't be topped? Think again.

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Once Kiki arrives in Mexico, he realises he might have an impossible task. Not only does the Guadalajara Cartel pay to keep Mexican government and law enforcement officials on its side, the American government doesn’t always respond to the DEA, a relatively new organisation.

Despite low resources and an uphill battle, Kiki is highly motivated to catch Gallardo and his cohorts. He leans on fellow DEA agents and his supervisor, James “Jaime” Kuykendall (Matt Letscher), though ultimately, he decides he must trust his own instincts.

The battle between law enforcement and the Guadalajara Cartel comes to a head in a tragic series of events that would launch the modern-day drug war. For decades to come, neither side would be the same.

Narcos: Mexico is released on 16 November on Netflix.

Bring. It. On.

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