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First Look at Narcos: Mexico with Diego Luna and Michael Peña

Michael Peña and Diego Luna lead the cast of the new Netflix series Narcos: Mexico which moves away from Columbia and into the urban setting of Mexico.

Narcos: Mexico will launch as a new Netflix original series later this year. Shifting away from Colombia, where Narcos spent three seasons, 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.


Michael Peña will play Kiki Camarena, a family man and an undercover DEA agent who garnered valuable intel through a series of informants around Félix and his newly minted Guadalajara cartel, but quickly realized he had completely underestimated the sophistication of Gallardo’s system.


Diego Luna will play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (“Félix”), the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, one of the biggest narcos in the history of Mexico and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. Quiet but bold, inscrutable but sharp-minded, to all appearances he is a benevolent leader, loyal to his friends, associates, and employees…but his ambition comes before all else.

Here are the other cast members for Narcos: Mexico

Aaron Staton (Mad Men) as Butch Sears

Alejandro Edda (Fear the Walking Dead) as Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman

Alfonso Dosal (Hazlo como hombre) as Benjamin Arellano Felix

Alyssa Diaz (Ray Donovan, The Rookie) as Mika Camarena

Clark Freeman (We Go On) as Ed Heath

Ernesto Alterio (Cable Girls) as Salvador Osuna Nava

Fermín Martinez (Lady of Steel) as Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (“El Azul”)

Fernanda Urrejola (Bala Loca) as Maria Elvira

Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto) as Pablo Acosta

Gorka Lasaosa (Brain Drain) as Hector Palma

Guillermo Villegas (Sin Nombre) as Sammy Alvarez

Horacio Garcia Rojas (Texas Rising) as Tomas Morlet

Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Little Children) as Jim Ferguson

Joaquín Cosío (Quantum of Solace) as Don Neto (Ernesto-Fonseca Carillo)

José María Yazpik (Narcos) reprises his role as Amado Carrillo Fuentes

Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) as Roger Knapp

Manuel Masalva (Mi corazón es tuyo) as Ramon Arellano Felix

Matt Letscher (Scandal, The Flash) as James Kuykendall

Tenoch Huerta (Sin Nombre) as Rafael Caro Quintero

Teresa Ruiz (Here on Earth) as Isabella Bautista

Tessa Ia (The Burning Plain) as Sofia Conesa

Yul Vazquez (The Looming Tower, Magic City) as John Gavin

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.

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