It's no secret that Netflix has been producing some absolutely fantastic original content over the past few years. Although the streaming service has taken to cancelling some of its less successful shows. One series that didn't get the chop is the crime drama Narcos, which is about to release its game changing third season. Season 3 of Narcos will pivot focus from Pablo Escobar to the Cali Cartel, with an almost entirely new set of characters making up the new cast. Some naysayers may worry that the fandom will be less interested in this concept, although actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre is confident that the first episode of the season will hook viewers. Because there's going to be a wild action sequence.
Now this is exciting. Netflix has produced some big budget and wild scenes through its various original content, so the praise from the service is significant for Narcos' third season. So get that popcorn ready, because Narcos is going to continue to be binge-worthy.
I had the chance to speak with Miguel Ángel Silvestre about Narcos' third season in Netflix's recent press junket in New York City. Silvestre has quickly become a Netflix staple, after starring as Lito in the Wachowski's international sci-fi series Sense8. He's a serious member of the Netflix family who will be making his debut in Narcos when Season 2 premiers on September 1st.
Overall, it seems like Narcos' third season will be quite the exciting departure from the first two seasons. Because instead of focusing solely on one target, Pedro Pascal's Javier Pena will be dealing with a much wider net of corruption, and attempting to take down all of the Godfathers of the Cali Cartel. The trailer for Season 3 teases more brutal violence and crazy action sequences, and now it appears that this will begin in the very first episode.
Having an intense action sequence in the very first episode of Narcos Season 3 is a smart move by the showrunners. Because with the series losing two of its leads and essentially starting from scratch, there will no doubt be some fans who are wary of what's to come. But by including the heart pumping scene that Miguel Ángel Silvestre has teased, the fans will likely be just as enthralled as the previous seasons, and willing to explore the new setting alongside Javier Pena.
Narcos' third season will be released in its entirety on September 1st, 2017, and you can catch Miguel Ángel Silvestre reprise his role as Lito when Sense8's finale comes sometime in 2018. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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