Even before Narcos Season 2 premiered this past Friday, September 2, it was known that Pablo Escobar's time was up as a villain on the show. History makes it so, with actor Wagner Moura performing his swan song as the notorious drug dealer. Earlier today, Netflix renewed Narcos for both Season 3 and Season 4. Shortly after the announcement, the first Season 3 teaser arrived confirming a 2017 release date on the streaming service as well as cementing exactly who the new villain will be.
Most fans believed Narcos would be a limited series and were surprised to see the show get renewed for Season 2. How could it possibly continue without the very strong presence of Pablo Escobar, especially since he's the main focus of the series? Well, as the first trailer teases, 'The blow will go on!' Season 2 gives us a pretty definitive answer as to what is next for this thrilling and taut drama. Now, the Season 3 teaser all but confirms the new villain. Be warned, there will be spoilers from here on out.
The final Narcos Season 2 episode made it pretty clear that following the events of Escobar's death, agents Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) and Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) were going gunning for the Cali Cartel next. This cartel reaffirmed its power in the wake of Pablo's untimely passing. While Netflix's announcement didn't reveal any future cast or crew, the teaser provides the answer fans are looking for, as it confirms Cali as their target. Escobar's successors are Helmer "Pacho" Herrera and Escobar's former partner, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela.
Netflix has confirmed that José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) and Eric Newman (Children of Men) will continue to serve as executive producers of this hit streaming series. Narcos Season 1 was designed to span 15 years of Pablo Escobar's life, leading up to his daring escape in the summer of 1992. At that point in time, the real Pablo Escobar only lived for 18 more months, which is chronicled in Season 2. These latest episodes marked the end of Escobar's story, which follows the year and a half manhunt for the drug kingpin following his daring prison escape. He was shot and killed in Medellin, Colombia, in 1993.
The series stars Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, who are expected to appear in Narcos Season 3. Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix. Seasons one and two of Narcos are available for members to stream instantly in Ultra HD 4k. At this time, a release date for Narcos Season 3 and Season 4 have not been announced. Narcos Season 3 is expected to premiere in the same September time frame next year. You can check out the trailer courtesy of Netflix.