'Narcos: Mexico' Trailer Shows The Origins Of The Drug War

Narcos continues with the prequel/spin-off Narcos: Mexico. The hit Netflix series goes back to the beginning to reveal the start of the drug war in the 1980s. Michael Peña and Diego Luna star in the show, which tracks the Guadalajara Cartel in the '80s as it brings together traffickers and slowly amasses an empire. Watch the Narcos: Mexico trailer below.

Narcos Mexico Trailer

Narcos: Mexico follows two men from different worlds: DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) and Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), the head of the Guadalajara Cartel. Both men are about to clash in the 1980s as the drug war escalates. The original Narcos ran for three seasons on Netflix, and the original plan was for season 4 to jump back in time. But rather than make that idea season 4, the producers decided to create a whole new series.

"We always knew that we would get to Mexico eventually," said showrunner Eric Newman. "A key team comprised of myself and the guys I really trust and work very closely with — [director] Andi Baiz, [co-creators] Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro — have been discussing how to best transition to Mexico as early as season two. We decided on the Guadalajara cartel because it represents the beginning of the modern Mexican drug trade. It makes sense to start there."

I've only seen a few episodes of Narcos, but this looks promising. I might check it out, especially since its a prequel – which means I won't have to be caught up with the series to understand what's going on.

Narcos: Mexico arrives November 16, 2018.

Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come. Narcos: Mexico is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix. Eric Newman is Executive Producer and showrunner. José Padilha, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard are Executive Producers.