Netflix bosses have renewed Narcos: Mexico for a third season.
The third season will be the sixth of all the Narcos installments, with Netflix counting it as one of the best ever performers on the streaming service.
The second series was released in February this year, more than a year since the first season was came out.
In the announcement Netflix said that Season 2 raised the stakes, adding “but we’re not finished yet.”
Narcos: Mexico follows the story of the Guadalajara cartel whilst also tracing the origins of the Mexican drug war.
Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) was rallying all the traffickers in order to build an empire but in this season we will watch as he is now the Godfather of the first Mexican cartel.
According to Netflix, he struggles to maintain control, grow his empire, and reconcile the betrayals and sacrifices he had to make on his way to becoming El Padrino.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, former showrunner Eric Newman, while also confirming he would be taking a step back, with co-creator Carlo Bernard becoming the new director, said: “I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, and immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows
“When we began this endeavor – making a show in two languages, in a country that had never seen this kind of production – it seemed insane. But Netflix saw its potential then and their faith in us never wavered. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over 10 years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of season three of Narcos: Mexico in his extremely capable hands.”