Narcos: Mexico Season Two Arrives On Netflix Today
It's been more than a year since the first season was released where we were introduced to the Guadalajara cartel and traced the origins of the Mexican drug war.
Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) was unifying 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. Is there a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than ten hours of cartel crimes? We think not.
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.
As friction rises between the different 'plazas' of his cartel, Félix's control over the situation slips. Meanwhile, the death of DEA agent Kiki Camarena at the hands of the cartel and corrupt politicians means a hailstorm of retribution is on its way to Mexico.
'Operation Leyenda' which is led by the dogged DEA agent Walt Breslin, whose methods aren't always by-the-book, targets Félix Gallardo and his chief lieutenants, adding to the instability and volatility of the cartel.
The programme is the sister series to Netflix's acclaimed cartel crime show Narcos, which focused on the drug trade in Colombia, with the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) attempting to dismantle the drug trade in Latin America - largely led by infamous cartel leader Pablo Escobar.
Narcos: Mexico originally began as the fourth season of Narcos, but following its success, it was developed into a separate series altogether.
Producer Eric Newman told THR: "To understand the current level of drug violence in Mexico you have to understand how it all started, and truly grasp America's integral role in it.
"The second season of Narcos: Mexico is a Pandora's box, the contents of which we still struggle in vain, 30 years later, to try and contain."
Also on the bill for season two are Mayra Hermosillo as Enedina Arellano Felix, Sosie Bacon as Mimi Webb Miller, Andrés Londoño as Enrique Clavel, Alex Knight as Kenny Moss, Miguel Rodarte as Danilo Garza and Jesse Garcia as Sal Orozco.
Happy watching, let's see just how quickly it can be binged. Three... two... one... GO.
It's worth mentioning, if you can't yet see the series - it will land on the streaming service at 12:01 a.m. PT or 3:01 a.m. ET. In the UK that's 8:01 GMT.
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