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Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Has Finished Shooting

Dominic Smithers

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Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Has Finished Shooting

Filming has finished on season three of Narcos: Mexico.

The hit series was renewed last year for a third instalment, and despite the difficulties brought about by the Covid pandemic, shooting has finally been brought to a close.

Sharing the exciting news to his Instagram account, one of the show's stars, Luis Gerardo Méndez, posted a pic of himself with a caption reading: "Change of mask.

"After 14 months, we finally finished. Thanks to all crew and cast.


"A dream journey."

The second series was released in February last year, more than a year since the first season was came out.

It follows the story of the Guadalajara cartel and traced the origins of the Mexican drug war.


Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (previously played by Diego Luna) was unifying the traffickers in order to build an empire, becoming the Godfather of the first Mexican cartel.

According to reports, the third season will be set in the 90s, just as drugs are becoming a global enterprise and Gallardo's empire starts to break up, bringing about a whole new generation of drug lord.

Mendez plays Victor Tapia, a Juarez cop, who becomes embroiled in a mysterious murder case, against his better judgement.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about the new series, Mendez said he wasn't able to confirm whether his character was based on a real person or not.


He said: "My character is a cop from Ciudad Juarez. I cannot tell you that much about the story but he's one of the main characters in the third season.

 Luis Gerardo Méndez will star in the news series. Credit: PA
Luis Gerardo Méndez will star in the news series. Credit: PA

"But my character is complex, but I'm just going to say that my story is really, really urgent and necessary and painful. It's a really painful story that is still happening in Mexico.

"So that's why I wanted to jump onboard and talk about this thing."


News that Narcos would be returning for another season was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter, with former producer Eric Newman announcing that he would be taking a step back and that co-creator Carlo Bernard would be the new director.

Newman 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 endeavour - 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."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: World News, Entertainment, Mexico, Drugs, US Entertainment, Netflix, Narcos

Dominic Smithers
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