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After hearing, roughly six months ago, that the Netflix drama Narcos, now known as Narcos: Mexico, would be heading to a new location for Season 4 and adding Michael Pena and Diego Luna, we finally have more details on what the new season will be about and who the cast will be playing.
Netflix released information on the upcoming fourth season today. After three seasons of following the cocaine trade in Colombia and the rise of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s, Narcos: Mexico brings the action to a new country in order to examine the where the modern war on drugs began. This time saw a Mexican drug trade that was a messy conglomeration of independent dealers and growers, that is, until Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes over with the Guadalajara Cartel. Michael Pena is seen above in character as DEA agent Kiki Camarena, who moves from California to Guadalajara with his wife and young child in order to take on a new position trying to take down the cartel. According to the official synopsis from Netflix, his mission will be far more complex than he imagined, leading to "a tragic chain of events" that will affect "the drug trade and the war against it for years to come."
As you can likely tell from what Netflix said about the new season, Kiki's undercover work went a long way toward finding out valuable information about Félix and his operations, but he soon realized he'd grossly underestimated the system that Félix developed. Félix, for his part, was one of the biggest narcos in the history of Mexico, and is considered the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. And, even though he appeared to a quiet and kind leader, his ambition came above everything. He's described as being fiercely loyal to those around him, including his employees, intelligent and, ultimately, unknowable.
The cast for Narcos: Mexico is quite an impressive one, and includes many familiar faces. While we haven't been given details about who these other actors will be playing, we do, at least, know which characters they'll be playing. The large cast includes Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Little Children) as Jim Ferguson, Matt Letscher (Scandal, The Flash) is playing James Kuykendall, Alejandro Edda (Fear the Walking Dead) is Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman, Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) as Roger Knapp, Alyssa Diaz (Ray Donovan, The Rookie) is portraying Mika Camarena and José María Yazpik will reprise his role on the series as Amado Carrillo Fuentes.