Netflix has released a new minute-long video titled “Mano a Mano” in support of the upcoming premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The new video sets up the battle between DEA Agent Kiki Camerena (played by Michael Pena) and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (played by Diego Luna), head of the Guadalajara cartel.
Per Netflix, Michael Peña‘s Kiki Camarena is described as “a family man and an undercover DEA agent who garnered valuable intel through a series of informants around Félix and his newly minted Guadalajara cartel, but quickly found himself in c as he realized he had completely underestimated the sophistication of Gallardo’s system.”
Diego Luna‘s Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo is “the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, one of the biggest narcos in the history of Mexico and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. Quiet but bold, inscrutable but sharp-minded, to all appearances he is a benevolent leader, loyal to his friends, associates, and employees…but his ambition comes before all else.”
The new season of Narcos also stars Aaron Staton (Mad Men), Alejandro Edda (Fear the Walking Dead), Alfonso Dosal (Hazlo como hombre), Alyssa Diaz (The Rookie), Clark Freeman (We Go On), Ernesto Alterio (Cable Girls), and Fermín Martinez (Lady of Steel).
In addition, Narcos: Mexico features Fernanda Urrejola (Bala Loca), Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto), Gorka Lasaosa (Brain Drain), Guillermo Villegas (Sin Nombre), Horacio Garcia Rojas (Texas Rising), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), and Joaquín Cosío (Quantum of Solace).
Netflix has set a November 16, 2018 premiere date for Narcos: Mexico. The new season is executive produced by Eric Newman, José Padilha, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard. Newman serves as the showrunner.
The Narcos: Mexico Plot:
“Shifting away from Colombia, where Narcos spent three seasons, Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire.
When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.”