Narcos: Mexico will be exploring 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 disorganised confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980’s as Félix Gallardo takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA Agent Kiki Camarena 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.
Diego Luna will be playing the role of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, though he only goes by one name….Félix. He 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.
Michael Pena will be playing the role of Kiki Camarena, 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 realises he had completely underestimated the sophistication of Gallardo’s system.
In addition to the name change and premise revealed for the fourth season of the crime series, in the Deadline report it reveals the rest of the additional cast that’ll appear in Narcos: Mexico.
Aaron Staton (whose credits include Mad Men and Alex & The List) will be playing the role of Butch Sears, Alejandro Edda (whose credits include American Made and Fear The Walking Dead) will be playing the role of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, Alfonso Dosal (whose credits include Here On Earth and A Que No Me Dejas) will be playing the role of Benjamin Arellano Felix and Alyssa Diaz (whose credits include Zoo and Ray Donovan) will be playing the role of Mika Camarena.
Clark Freeman (whose credits include We Go On and NCIS: Los Angeles) will be playing the role of Ed Heath, Ernesto Alterio (whose credits include Perfect Strangers and Cable Girls) will be playing the role of Salvador Osuna Nava, Fermín Martinez (whose credits include The Empty Hours and Lady of Steel) will be playing the role of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno aka El Azul and Fernanda Urrejola (whose credits include After Her and Bala Loca) will be playing the role of Maria Elvira.
Gerardo Taracena (whose credits include Apocalypto and Queen of the South) will be playing the role of Pablo Acosta, Gorka Lasaosa (whose credits include Brain Drain and Love In Difficult Times) will be playing the role of Hector Palma, Guillermo Villegas (whose credits include Sin Nombre and The Empty Hours) will be playing the role of Sammy Alvarez and Horacio Garcia Rojas (whose credits include Gringo and Betrayal) will be playing the role of Tomas Morlet.
Jackie Earle Haley (whose credits include Watchmen and The Dark Tower) will be playing the role of Jim Ferguson, Joaquín Cosío (whose credits include The Strain and Blue Demon) will be playing the role of Don Neto aka Ernesto-Fonseca Carillo, José María Yazpik will be reprising his role as Amado Carrillo Fuentes and Lenny Jacobson (whose credits include Nurse Jackie and Frequency) will be playing the role of Roger Knapp.
Manuel Masalva (whose credits include My Heart Is Yours and Yago) will be playing the role of Ramon Arellano Felix, Matt Letscher (whose credits include The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow) will be playing the role of James Kuykendall and Tenoch Huerta (whose credits include Sin Nombre and Here On Earth) will be playing the role of Rafael Caro Quintero.
Teresa Ruiz (whose credits include The Last Ship and Here On Earth) will be playing the role of Isabella Bautista, Tessa Ia (whose credits include The Burning Plain and Road To Mars) will be playing the role of Sofia Conesa and Yul Vazquez (whose credits include Last Flag Flying and The Looming Tower) will be playing the role of John Gavin.
Eric Newman is serving as showrunner for Narcos: Mexico and will serve as executive producer alongside José Padilha, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard.