‘Narcos: Mexico’ Showrunner Carlo Bernard Says ‘There Aren’t Any Plans’ For a Possible Spinoff Series

The third season of Narcos: Mexico marks the end of the series. As a continuation of the Netflix crime drama Narcos, the spinoff series delves into the globalization of the Mexican drug trade. Even though the Narcos: Mexico Season 3 finale concluded the series, viewers were left with a lot of unanswered questions. So, could there be a spinoff series on the horizon? Well, Narcos: Mexico showrunner Carlo Bernard recently revealed there “aren’t any plans”’ for a spinoff series. Here’s why the show’s creators have no plans to make another Narcos series. 

Will there be another ‘Narcos’ spinoff series?

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Unfortunately, there is no Narcos: Mexico spinoff series in the works. In an exclusive interview with Collider, Narcos: Mexico showrunner Carlo Bernard said there is no spinoff series currently in development. When asked about a Narcos: Mexico spinoff, Bernard said, “there aren’t any plans” to expand on the Narcos universe. 

“We don’t know,” he explained. “There aren’t any plans, honestly. This is certainly the end of the ride, for now. Unfortunately, the drug trade isn’t going anywhere, so obviously, the possibility of other iterations could exist. But for now, this is it.”

Bernard went on to say that Narcos: Mexico was the ideal ending for the series. “We felt like we were telling a cohesive story with Columbia and Mexico. So, they’re sort of siblings, as we saw it. So, [Narcos: Mexico] felt like a nice place to wrap it up.”

Why did the creators choose to end the series after three seasons?

Manuel Masalva, and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio standing by a car in 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 3.
(L to R) Manuel Masalva, and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio | Juan Rosas/Netflix

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Narcos: Mexico Season 3 will mark the end of the series. According to Newsweek, Netflix renewed the show for a third season. However, the streaming service announced Narcos: Mexico Season 3 will be the last installment. The platform didn’t give a reason behind the decision. But, it’s worth noting its predecessor, Narcos, ended after three seasons. So, it’s a possibility the creators chose to end Narcos: Mexico with the same number of seasons. 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Narcos: Mexico showrunner Carlo Bernard said the final season would delve into the “origin story” of the modern drug war. “I saw this season as an origin story of the modern world that we live in,” he said. 

Bernard continued, “For me, it felt like bringing the show up to that spot where we now recognize, for better or for worse, made sense as a place to stop it. The show has been able to lift the curtains and show you how this thing began, how it evolved. Not to say that other stories wouldn’t be compelling going forward. But to me, stopping at the moment where we had delivered the world that we now live in today made sense, thematically and narratively.”

How to watch ‘Narcos’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico’

All three seasons of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico is available to watch on Netflix. Subscribers can access the streaming service by visiting the official website. To access the content, users can sign in or create an account. Potential users can download the Netflix app through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The app is downloadable on smart TVs, Android/Apple devices, Playstation/Xbox, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players. However, the streaming service does not offer a free trial period. The basic monthly plan is $8.99, the standard is $13.99, and the premium is $17.99.

Narcos and Narcos: Mexico is streaming now on Netflix.