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Narcos: Mexico Season 3 is finally coming back to Netflix! Created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro, the crime series focuses on the Mexican illegal drug trade. Originally intended to be the fourth season of Narcos, it was developed into a crossover series. Narcos: Mexico showrunner Carlo Bernard teases what fans should expect from the final season.

What is the plot for ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3?

José María Yazpik holding a while colored phone in 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3.
José María Yazpik | Juan Rosas/Netflix

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 will take place in the 1990s, where the globalization of the drug business starts to explode. The final season delves into the war that ignites after Félix Gallardo’s (Diego Luna) arrest. 

According to Netflix, the official synopsis reads: “As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, truth is the first casualty – and every arrest, murder, and take-done only pushes real victory further away.”

Showrunner Carlo Bernard wants audiences to learn one lesson from the series

In a recent episode of the Popternative podcast, Narcos: Mexico showrunner Carlo Bernard talked about the third and final season. During the discussion, Bernard shared what he hopes viewers will take away from the new season. 

“I certainly hope that people feel the emotional connection to the ongoing tragedy of the drug trafficking business,” he explained. “It has cast a big shadow over society. That’s part of why we wanted to introduce different types of characters.”

Bernard continued, “[I hope to] keep people engaged but also have people feel how complex and important these issues are.”

Who is returning for the third and final season?


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While the new season features familiar faces, some new characters will also join the narrative. The series regulars include Scoot McNairy; José María Yázpik; Alfonso Dosal (Benjamín Arellano Félix); Mayra Hermosillo (Enedina Arellano Felix); Matt Letscher (James Kuykendall); Manuel Masalva (Ramón Arellano Félix); Alejandro Edda (Joaquín Guzmán aka El Chapo); and Gorka Lasaosa (Héctor Palma). So, a total of nine guest stars will return for the third and final season of Narcos: Mexico.

In addition, some guest stars will make a special appearance in the final season. New cast members include Luis Gerardo Méndez (Victor Tapia); Alberto Guerra (Ismael aka El Mayo Zambada); Luisa Rubino (Andrea Nuñez); and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, also known as Bad Bunny. He will guest star as Arturo “Kitty” Paez.

How to watch ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3

Narcos: Mexico Season 3 is only available to stream on Netflix. Users can access the streaming platform through the internet browser by visiting the website address. Netflix subscribers can sign in or create an account. Also, the Netflix app is available to download on smart TVs, Android/Apple devices, Playstation/Xbox, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players. Right now, the streaming service does not offer a free trial period. So, the basic monthly plan is $8.99, the standard is $13.99, and the premium is $17.99.