After several months of delay due to the pandemic, Netflix is finally ready to add the third season of Narcos: Mexico to its catalog, which will close this chapter of the franchise and will also feature the curious participation of the musical star of the trap Benito Martínez Ocasio, better known as Bad Bunny. This third and final episode seems like a more than interesting closing for the criminal franchise because of all the new talent it has in front of and behind the camera.
In Narcos, Bad Bunny will play Arturo “Kitty” Páez, one of the members of the Arellano Félix cartel known as the “Narco Juniors”, a group of upper-class children who serve the purposes of the criminal organization. However, the singer is not the only novel addition to the series. On the other hand, the actor Luis Gerardo Méndez will be Victor Tapia, a policeman who investigates a series of murders and is disturbed by them, despite his vocation.
Alberto Guerra is also one of the novelties, in the role of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, a drug trafficker underestimated by many, but perhaps more deadly than appearances show. The Cuban-born actor built his acting career especially in Mexico through soap operas on open television and later in the cinema with roles not so special as the one that could perhaps go public with this series.
For the first time Narcos will have a female voice at the center of the narrative, as can be seen in the trailer released by Netflix. That voice is none other than that of the actress Luisa Rubino, who will play Andrea Nuñez, a new reporter who seeks to expose the corruption of the system in which she lives and who will soon discover that perhaps the trap she has set herself is even more honda than I imagined.
The acting team that returns and has already been scheduled for the past two seasons are Scoot McNairy, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda, Gorka Lasaosa and José María Yázpik.
One of the most interesting things about Narcos season 3 is that it will close the series with a flourish, thanks to the talent behind the camera. Filmmakers of all types and nationalities have been invited to the party, but all of them with some particularity that will surely be welcome for the criminal narrative. For example, the Mexican director Alejandra Márquez Abella, awarded by The Good Girls, will contribute her vision for the direction of the series. Also the Mexican Amat Escalante (Heli), the Argentine Luis Ortega (El Ángel) and the Colombian Andrés Baiz (Roa), appear as directors of some episodes.