Netflix has renewed Narcos: Mexico for a third season, but the show will have one major change.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Eric Newman won’t be part of the series anymore, after five successful seasons. Newman will be reportedly replaced by co-creator Carlo Bernard, who previously served as the executive producer on the show. The reason for Newman’s exit was so that he could focus on his other upcoming projects with Netflix.
“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,” Newman told The Hollywood Reporter. “When we began this endeavor — 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.”
Another surprising addition will be the return of Wagner Moura. Of course, not as Pablo Escobar, but Moura will now be directing multiple episodes for Narcos: Mexico Season 3.
The announcement of the new season marks the sixth instalment in Netflix’s mega-successful Narcos universe. The show still remains as one of the streaming giant’s most popular shows of all time.