“Cocaine cartels are about succession.”
With that in mind, following the death of Pablo Escobar in Narcos, Netflix revealed a September 1 season three premiere date, along with a teaser focusing on Colombia’s “biggest drug lords you’ve probably never heard of.”
In the new season, the DEA turns it attention the Cali Cartel, led by four powerful godfathers that operate much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.
Season three stars Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar), leader of Cali Cartel, “boss of bosses; Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis), the brains behind the rise of the of Cali Cartel; Gilberto’s brother Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann), the on-the-low hitman who runs the Mexican connection and international distribution; and Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote) who runs the satellite New York City empire of the Colombian drug network.
Just as Gilberto announces a bold plan to walk away from the business, DEA agent Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) enlists the help of American and Colombian law enforcement to take it down.
Narcos cast also includes Michael Stahl-David, Matt Whelan, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Kerry Bishe and Arturo Castro.
Netflix also posted first-look photos of season three: