Narcos: Mexico: “Camelot” Screen Captures
Nov 17, 2018

Netflix started streaming the new Narcos: Mexico season worldwide yesterday! The Hollywood Reporter talked with showrunner Eric Newman about the timeline and how to watch the show, considering we already have three seasons before placed in Colombia. The answer is: you can watch it as a 4th season or as a new season!

The new season blows up the show’s timeline when it opens in the Sinaloa region during the late 1970s — the birthplace of Mexican dope smuggling and “the guys who would go on to run the game” like Felix Gallardo and El Chapo. Up until now, the series had tracked Colombia’s drug war in chronological order. Narcos began in the 1970s with a two-season story dramatizing the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) and his Medellin cartel, ending with Escobar’s death in 1993. The third season focused on Escobar’s successors, the four bosses of the Cali cartel, and brought the show’s timeline up to the mid-1990s with their eventual arrests.

Narcos boss Newman told The Hollywood Reporter that the initial plan was to jump over to 1996 Mexico with Narcos: Mexico — the fourth season overall — but that their research into the Mexican drug war forced them to change their plan. “You almost can’t tell the story of the modern drug trafficking story in Mexico without telling the story of the Guadalajara cartel, which is how it all started,” he explained.

The Guadalajara cartel was formed in the early ’80s by “El Padrino” Miguel Felix Gallardo (played by Diego Luna), along with Rafael “Rafa” Quintero (Tenoch Huerta) and Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseca Carrillo (Joaquin Cosio).

To avoid spoilers, respecting the way our visitors are watching the show (mostly bingewatch it but some can’t do it), I won’t upload all episodes at once. For now, enjoy the first one, already added in our gallery.