‘Narcos’ Season 3: Release Date, Cast Additions After Wagner Moura And Things To Expect

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Many fans are wondering whether there will be a Season 3 of Narcos after the events of the explosive second season. In September, Netflix renewed the popular series for a third and fourth season as the series moves on from Wagner Moura’s Pablo Escobar, who met his end in the last season. Of course, Pablo Escobar’s death came as no surprise considering the fact that the first season covered over a decade of the drug lord’s life up until his epic escape from his self-built prison.

An official release date for Season 3 is yet to be announced. However, due to it’s early renewal is it likely that the third season will be released in Fall 2017.

In Narcos Season 3, the series will focus on the Cali Cartel and many of it’s members have been introduced in the series due to their connection to Pablo Escobar – both as his partners and nemeses. The Cali Cartel were behind Los Pepes and were pivotal in helping bring down Pablo Escobar, even though the Narco police were the ones to finish the job. They are not likely to repeat Pablo’s mistakes and will take a different approach to running their drug empire in Colombia. The Cali Cartel godfathers consist of brothers Gilberto and Miguel, Pacho Herrera played by Alberto Ammann, and a fourth named Chepe, who is reportedly an interesting character but is yet to be introduced.

There are also three new series regulars that will be introduced in Narcos Season 3. Halt and Catch Fire star Kerry Bishe will be joining the cast to portray an American woman whose husband is involved in the Colombian drug trade. Her character will then seek help from the U.S. embassy to escape presumably when she finds out what her husband is up to. Broad City’s Arturo Castro will play the son of Cali Cartel drug lord Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, who will reluctantly get involved in the drug business when his father and uncle are arrested, according to Deadline.

Michael Stahl-David and Matt Whelan have joined the list of exciting cast member additions. They will both play DEA agents who are joining the fight to stop the Cali Cartel after Pablo Escobar’s death. The first teaser photo of Narcos Season 3 confirms that Javier Pena will be returning.

However, Steve Murphy may not be returning despite the actor Boyd Holbrook narrating the first two seasons. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Holbrook doesn’t give much away and doesn’t confirm whether or not he is returning. When asked about the real Steve Murphy returning to United States after catching Pablo Escobar, Holbrook responds with the following.

“We’re still working it out. Steve didn’t retire from the DEA until, I believe, two years ago. He was very active in the DEA for a long time so I’ll leave that up to you to find out. If nothing, I think this show has an incredible opportunity now because Pablo’s not around, but that’s the really interesting thing. He was delivering drugs straight to Miami, personally. And once he died, the Cali Cartel who took over his power was like: ‘Screw this, let’s just give it to Mexico and let Mexico deal with it and get it across the border.’ And that’s the evolution of El Chapo and things like that. There’s a really great opportunity for this show to have, and that’s always been the plan for [executive producer] Eric Newman — it’s called Narcos, it’s not called Pablo Escobar.”

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