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Zero.”. I think you can choose to experience it as the first season of Narcos that you ever watch and then you can go back and discover seasons one, two and three, which I think would be kind of fun," he says. It’s the season premiere, so we’re still learning about these characters, meaning that there’s still plenty of narrative meat on the show’s bones as it works its way through the setup. (Sidebar: Is it weird that I love when Diego Luna is mean? "Though it is connected to the show in a lot of ways, it’s also its own show. Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new "Narcos" saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel's ascent. So that’s a scary, heavy thing, particularly for his family. "[We spoke to] people who remember this time very clearly and it allowed us to put together a database, for lack of a better word, of all the significant events that characterize the era. Camarena's unit is run by James Kuykendall (played by Matt Letscher), another real-life agent who consulted on Narcos: Mexico. by Then, in the ultimate flex, he takes Don Neto (Joaquín Cosio), who has been negging him at every possible turn, along with him and Rafa to make the deal that’ll let them set up shop, and proceeds to bulldoze all of his advice by shooting the gangster they’re supposed to meet and thereby escalating their case directly to police agent and drug lord “El Azul” (Fermín Martínez). Co-star Michael Pena plays his adversary, real-life DEA agent Kiki Camarena, who is abducted in a flash-forward that opens the season.
When Narcos: Mexico bows its 10 episodes Nov. 16, Newman also encourages newcomers to Narcos to enter the story. That has everything to do with the story being told, which is much less of a chase than the hunt for Pablo Escobar.
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1. El Azul is impressed enough with Gallardo’s attitude and with Rafa’s know-how (he’s the Jesse Pinkman of the equation, it would seem) that he kills the dead gangster’s angry brother on the spot. In order to do so, production moved to Mexico City and the show experienced a tragic start. He knows the CIA (who have street cred, unlike the fledgling DEA) has its fingers in the pie, and a quick look around the watering hole reveals cops and drug lords (including El Azul) alike.
the Naranjo brothers and their bowl cuts. • R.I.P. Unlike the Colombian chapters, the Mexican chapter was slightly easier for Newman and his team to research: first, due to the proximity to America, and second, the fact that many players in the story — including law enforcement agents, journalists and former politicians — are still alive. "Kiki was having his own awakening at a time when people hadn’t quite figured out how big this was and how big it was going to go — both the traffickers and the law enforcement side hadn't figured it out," says Newman of the drug war in Mexico.
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"We thought we would move chronologically to 1996 Mexico, but when we started doing the research, we came to find that you almost can’t tell the modern drug-trafficking story in Mexico without telling the story of the Guadalajara cartel, which is how it all started.". We wish things had happened differently in the beginning.". In his first scene, Gallardo, a Sinaloan state cop, strolls straight into the middle of a military operation and apprehends their target, Rafael Caro Quintero (Tenoch Huerta), without a scuffle — and lets him go as soon as they’re out of police sight, so that he and Rafa can see about saving what they can of their marijuana operation. No one got hurt. Showrunner Eric Newman speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about what to expect from 'Narcos: Mexico,' the newest season of Netflix's cartel series. Narcos: Mexico (La Narca) Episodes Narcos: Mexico. A conflict-averse episode centers on the revelation of a long-held secret that doesn’t have any consequences. Filming & Production New Narcos, new narcos!
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An episode that feels like a tipping point delivers the first high-level casualty of the Fadda-Cannon conflict. Cocaine, as always, is the common thread. • Again, Narcos: Mexico is a companion series, so let’s thank our lucky stars that it uses the same theme song, “Tuyo,” which remains one of the sexiest opening credits songs in recent memory.
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Back in Fresno, Kiki makes a gamble of his own, taking a job in Guadalajara when it becomes clear that his career in California has hit a bureaucratic dead end.
• To return quickly to “I love when Diego Luna is mean,” there’s something chilling about the way Gallardo is willing to sit right next to a freshly dead body as he waits for the next phase of his plan to kick into motion. Newman — writer, producer and showrunner of all Narcos seasons, including Narcos: Mexico — says Mexico is a "very, very different" world than Colombia, which is the setting for the first three seasons. | It’s colored things, certainly. It’s a gamble, but it works. Though Narcos: Mexico is technically a sister show to Narcos rather than its fourth season, it shares enough of the same DNA that the transition shouldn’t rattle you too badly. "We had no accidents. • A potentially boring bullet point: the risk inherent in telling the story of something that actually happened is that that knowledge can lower the dramatic stakes. And I believe for the audience, it will feel familiar in some ways, but in more ways it will feel like a different chapter in the story and I love that.". Sitemap |
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• Don Neto is a pain, but I have to admit that I laughed when he took one look at Rafa heading off into a college building with a pink backpack and asked, “Is he looking for vocational guidance or what?”.
That revelation is the final shot of the episode, and it’s a thrilling cap to the hour as well as a promising jumping-off point for the rest of the season. But Eric Newman explains it concisely: It's simply the Mexican chapter in the continuing story of the drug war. Release year: 2018.
Though some of the show’s politics remain funky — the fact that the drug war is ongoing and that culpability may lie in more places than we care to admit, a striking point that can’t quite find a balance with how the show discusses marijuana — this season promises to deliver a story much more narratively compact and streamlined than what we’ve seen previously.
And that allowed us, I think, to tell a story that was as authentic as we could make it without being able to read peoples’ minds," says Newman. Felix's idea would unite them, but put one group in charge."
"It definitely changes you. We never received threats from the cartels or anyone claiming to represent them.
A new strain of the Netflix series takes root in Guadalajara, at the dawn of an empire. Security was increased and safety precautions were taken. The cartel began with marijuana trafficking and eventually entered the cocaine business as a well-organized establishment, running concurrently with the Colombian cartels that utilized smuggling routes through Mexico. About Our Ads The rest of the episode is moving pieces across the geographical board — everyone needs to get to Guadalajara before the story really gets going — but the expositional gambit works. To conflate the two so closely would be to sort of do both a disservice. The only improvement seems to be that his coworkers are less overtly racist, if at all. Mexico is undeniably not such a place. He’s a family man, sure (his wife gives off slight Lady Macbeth vibes), but he’s also unafraid to shoot a man in the middle of a crowded public space in broad daylight in order to get a point across. ", Newman's long-term plan has always been to exploit the "revolving-door aspect to narco kingpins." But Kiki, like Gallardo, is ambitious.
If you already know what happens, who lives and who dies, a little of the tension saps out of the room, and it’s up to how the story is told to pick up the slack. As the show's American narrator explains, "Before the birth of cartels, the trafficking game was made up of lone wolves.
The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.
From their respective introductions, it’s clear straight off the bat that Félix Gallardo (Luna) and Kiki Camarena (Peña) are well matched.
And DEA Agent Camarena, in Fresno, bullshits his way through an undercover drug bust (though he quickly has to contend with a local police operation not believing that anyone brown could be in law enforcement).
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