“Cocaine cartels are about succession,” says DEA agent Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) in the clip. With the death of Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), it opens the door for another drug lord to takeover. The teaser for Narcos Season 3 gives our first look at a post-Escobar world.
Those final words spoken in Narcos Season 2 foreshadow the upcoming season’s pivot into the corrupt, powerful and wildly profitable world of Colombia’s Cali Cartel — the biggest drug lords you’ve probably never heard of. Now that the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar has ended, the DEA turns its attention to the richest drug trafficking organization in the world: the Cali Cartel. Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.
In addition to Moura leaving the streaming service original series, Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy is also a no-show for Season 3. Makes perfect sense since the real-life DEA agent left Colombia shortly after catching Escobar.
Narcos returns September 1. Check out the teaser trailer below.
Narcos Season 3 Teaser Trailer