This series will take you on a spiraling and brutal journey into the origins of the real-life drug wars that have shaped Mexico and the United States in contemporary times. Having reached the end of its third season, Narcos: Mexico promises an exciting finale after building up to it for two seasons. Many of the characters from Season 2 are returning to the show, along with a few new ones.
Here is a complete guide to everything you need to know before you dive back into the show.
Amado Carillo Fuentes (José María Yazpik)
Yazpik brings charisma and charm to Amado Carillo Fuentes, the infamous Lord of the Skies. In the 1990s, Carillo Fuentes controlled the Juarez Cartel. He was nicknamed the Lord of the Skies because of his piloting skills and the fleet of jets he used for drug trafficking. The storyline of Narcos: Mexico Season 3 revolves around Carillo Fuentes becoming one of Mexico’s biggest drug kingpins. After undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance, he died of complications. The third season of Narcos: Mexico plays with theories about his death, which are often suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his death. In the 1990s, Yazpik appeared in telenovelas such as Pueblo Chico and Infierno Grande.
Walt Breslin (Scoot McNairy)
The husky timbre of Scoot McNairy’s voice was the first thing viewers noticed about Narcos: Mexico. He appeared on screen in Season 1’s last episode as Walt Breslin. An intense DEA agent, Walt is dedicated to bringing down illegal drug trafficking in the US and avenging his colleague Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Salazar’s death. Unlike many other characters on the show, Breslin is not based on anyone in real life. Instead, he is based on many other real-life DEA agents. His film roles include Argo, Killing Them Softly, and Monsters.
Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera (Alejandro Edda)
El Chapo’s hitmen are among the most recognizable on the planet. The playfully violent El Chapo is played by Alejandro Edda and quickly rises through the ranks. El Chapo showed his ingenuity in early Narcos: Mexico seasons by creating an underground tunnel system for smuggling drugs. The Sinaloa Cartel is formed after the Guadalajara cartel dissolved. Among her credits are Fear the Walking Dead and The Forever Purge. The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands feature his voice.
Benjamín Arellano Félix (Alfonso Dosal)
Before he played Benjamin Arellano Félix, Alfonso Dosal appeared in Marina, Para Volver A Amar, and other telenovelas in Mexico. During the late 1980s, he and his brothers controlled the Tijuana cartel. Dosal’s deadly seriousness heightens the show’s rivalry between the Tijuana and Sinaloa cartels.
Ramon Arellano Félix (Manuel Masalva)
Benjamin’s younger brother Ramon runs the Tijuana cartel alongside him and his impulsive, bloodthirsty brother. The hit is believed to have been ordered by El Mayo in Season 3. His roles include La Guzman and Mi Corazon Es Tuyo in Spanish-language shows.
Enedina Arellano Félix (Mayra Hermosillo)
Family businesses aren’t just for the boys, right? She is the sister of the Arellano Felix brothers and is a trained accountant who manages the company’s finances. The real brains behind the Tijuana Cartel, she is intelligent and calculating. “La Jefa” is played by Mexican actress Mayra Hermosillo, who has starred in theatre productions and appeared on Falco as a guest star.
Andrea Nuñez (Luisa Rubino)
She plays Andrea Nuez, a young journalist in Tijuana who exposes societal corruption. She uncovers something much bigger than anticipated while investigating Enedina Arellano Félix’s wedding. Her character is based on a composite of several Mexican journalists. Alongside Walt Breslin, Andrea is Narcos: Mexico’s primary narrator. He has appeared in Mexican anthology series such as La Rosa De Guadalupe.
Victor Tapia (Luis Gerardo Méndez)
Tapia is a police officer who discovers that women from Ciudad Juarez are being murdered, and he suspects a serial killer is responsible. In his attempts to find the killer, he discovers several of them. Tapia’s journey to find the killer helps bring attention to the rise of femicides along the US-Mexico border, even though he isn’t perfect. In the last few years, he has starred in several projects, including Half-Brothers, Club de Cuervos, and Charlie’s Angels.
Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada (Alberto Guerra)
There was a time when El Mayo headed the Sinaloa cartel with El Chapo, and he still does. El Mayo, played by Alberto Guerra, is an unassuming character who holds much more power than what meets the eye. Among the other projects that Guerre has had the opportunity to appear in are El Seor de Los Cielos. This telenovela follows Amanda Carillo Fuentes, Ingobernable, La Jaura, and more.
Everardo Arturo “El Kitty” Paez (Bad Bunny)
In “Narcos Junior,” Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny appears as “El Kitty,” a wealthy narco recruit who helps the Arellanos move drugs. El Kitty is a lackey who follows instructions from the family. He can attract other rich young people because of his class status. Bad Bunny, a Grammy Award-winning artist, was a long-time fan of the show, and his inclusion infused it with new energy.
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