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2018 looks as though it's going to be a busy year for Michael Peña. The actor is already set to reprise his role as Luis in Ant-Man and the Wasp, he's appearing in Disney's live-action telling of A Wrinkle In Time, and it has just been announced he's heading to Netflix. Netflix has announced that Peña will join actor Diego Luna when the two sign on for Season 4 of Narcos as it prepares to come to the service in 2018.
As of this writing, it is unknown what roles have been assigned to Michael Peña or Diego Luna, but their presence will undoubtedly elevate the acclaimed Netflix original series. The news of Season 4 is no surprise, since Narcos was guaranteed the run back when the show was renewed for Season 3. The series is currently in production in Mexico City, which is fitting, because Season 3 ended with the DEA realizing the drug trade had shifted to Mexico. The teaser for Narcos Season 4 features a Mariachi band, which is believed to have been a style of music originated in Jalisco, Mexico, which seems to further indicate the Season 4 will spend a good amount of time there.
The castings also make sense considering that Michael Peña's father is originally from Jalisco (Peña was born in Chicago), and Diego Luna grew up in Mexico City. Narcos will mark the second time the two actors have collaborated. Prior to this project, Luna cast Peña for the role of Cesar Chavez in his 2014 film of the same name. Diego's schedule for 2018 is a bit lighter than Peña's, although he is due to have a couple of acting projects set to release in 2018, titled A Rainy Day In New York and Berlin, I Love You.
The addition of both Michael Peña and Diego Luna are great for Narcos; these talented actors will bring a lot to the series whether they're DEA agents or drug smugglers. Hopefully, the two share some scenes together, as it would be great to see these two team up or butt heads while the drug war continues on in the series. For those wondering if the drama was still going to focus on the cocaine drug trade, this Mariachi band covered in white powder seems to answer that question:
Narcos has been revealed to be coming to Netflix in 2018, but no specific release date has been announced at this time. For a look at upcoming programming, visit both our fall premiere guide and midseason premiere guide to stay up to date. Those wanting to see which shows were canceled in 2017 can find out by visiting our cancellation guide.