There’s just too much TV for any rational person to stay on top of. Which wouldn’t be a problem if so much of it wasn’t so damn good. I know it, you know it, and the people at Netflix know it. But Netflix doesn’t care about your growing binge-watching addiction. Day after day, week after week, they keep dropping binge-worthy content bombs. Just weeks after its release, Netflix has confirmed that Narcos: Mexico season two is coming down their ever-flowing pipeline.
In 2015, Netflix dropped their new series Narcos on their unsuspecting audience, and it didn’t take long to win over fans. The series’ sun-kissed locales, wild performances, and cocaine-fuelled violence made Narcos one of the streaming giants’ signature shows. It only makes sense that they would expand the brand and explore other sordid drug tales.
I missed the boat when Narcos first dropped, and then grew discouraged as season after season piled up in my Netflix queue. But Narcos: Mexico offers a fresh start for people like me. The Narcos expanded universe jumps back into the early ‘80s and follows drug lord Félix Gallardo’s (Diego Luna) rise to power and the dirty politics of the Guadalajara Cartel. Imagine Scarface as a pulpy soap opera, and you know what you’re in for. Throw in a stellar performance from the always great Michael Peña, and there’s no reason not to dive in.
If you’re still on the fence, check out Netflix’s short and spoiler-free season two announcement trailer:
Here’s Netflix’s official Narcos: Mexico synopsis:
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.