The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.
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Series cast summary:
Scoot McNairy ...  Walt Breslin / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Diego Luna ...  Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo 20 episodes, 2018-2020
José María Yazpik ...  Amado Carrillo Fuentes 19 episodes, 2018-2020
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez ...  El Azul 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Alejandro Edda ...  Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán 17 episodes, 2018-2020
Alfonso Dosal ...  Benjamín Arellano Félix 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Fernanda Urrejola ...  María Elvira 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Teresa Ruiz ...  Isabella Bautista 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Manuel Masalva ...  Ramón Arellano Félix 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Clark Freeman ...  Ed Heath 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Matt Letscher ...  James Kuykendall 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Michael Peña ...  Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Joaquín Cosio ...  Ernesto 'Don Neto' Fonseca Carrillo 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Tenoch Huerta ...  Rafael Caro Quintero 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Gerardo Taracena ...  Pablo Acosta 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Julio Cesar Cedillo ...  Guillermo González Calderoni 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Gorka Lasaosa ...  Héctor Palma 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Andrés Almeida Andrés Almeida ...  Cochiloco 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Alyssa Diaz ...  Mika Camarena 10 episodes, 2018
Aaron Staton ...  Butch Sears 10 episodes, 2018
Mayra Hermosillo ...  Enedina Arellano Felix 9 episodes, 2020
Jesse Garcia ...  Sal Orozco 9 episodes, 2020
Horacio Garcia Rojas ...  Tomás Morlet 9 episodes, 2018
Alberto Zeni ...  Amat Palacios 8 episodes, 2020
Matt Biedel ...  Daryl Petsky / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Alejandro Bracho Alejandro Bracho ...  Mr. X 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Guillermo Villegas ...  Sammy Álvarez 8 episodes, 2018
Francisco Barreiro ...  Francisco Arellano Félix 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Ivana Plantier Ivana Plantier ...  Abril 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Miguel Rodarte ...  Danilo Garza 7 episodes, 2020
Lenny Jacobson ...  Roger Knapp 7 episodes, 2018
Jero Medina ...  Ossie Mejía 7 episodes, 2020
Edmundo Vargas Edmundo Vargas ...  Cuco 7 episodes, 2018
Alessandro Borrelli Alessandro Borrelli ...  Kiki Jr. 7 episodes, 2018
Mark Kubr ...  Tony 7 episodes, 2018
Ernesto Alterio ...  Salvador Osuna Nava 6 episodes, 2018
Andres Londono ...  Enrique Clavel 6 episodes, 2020
Alex Knight ...  Kenny 6 episodes, 2018-2020
Alberto Ammann ...  Pacho Herrera 6 episodes, 2018-2020
Tessa Ia ...  Sofía Conesa 6 episodes, 2018
Edison Ruíz ...  Comandante Méndez 6 episodes, 2018
Noé Hernández ...  Rafael Aguilar 6 episodes, 2020
Érick Israel Consuelo Érick Israel Consuelo ...  Manny 6 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Ochoa Jonathan Ochoa ...  Miguel Jr. 6 episodes, 2018-2020
Milton Cortés Milton Cortés ...  Rubén Zuno Arce 5 episodes, 2018-2020
Jesús Ochoa ...  Juan Nepomuceno Guerra 5 episodes, 2020
Yul Vazquez ...  John Gavin 5 episodes, 2018
Viviana Serna ...  Guadalupe 5 episodes, 2020
Emilio Guerrero ...  Humberto Machaín / ... 5 episodes, 2018-2020
Mauricio Isaac ...  The Brother 5 episodes, 2020
Vladimir Cruz ...  Juan Matta Ballesteros 5 episodes, 2018-2020
Natasha Esca ...  Suzy 5 episodes, 2018
Alejandra Guilmant ...  Daniela / ... 5 episodes, 2018-2020
Joshua Okamoto Joshua Okamoto ...  Manuel 5 episodes, 2018


Narcos: Mexico 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 disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Both Diego Luna and Pedro Pascal (who stars as DEA Agent Javier Peña in Narcos (2017-)) are a part of the Star Wars franchise. Luna played Cassian Andor in Rogue One (2016), and Pascal stars as the titular Mandalorian in The Mandalorian (2019-). See more »


During most of the show, soldiers and police use M16A1 rifles, but there are events in which the M4A1 Carbine is being used by multiple characters. The show is set in the early 80's, the M4 first went into service in 1994. See more »


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Tuyo (Narcos Theme)
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The differences !!!
28 October 2020 | by madhukar30See all my reviews

When Narcos premiered on Netflix, it brought to life the true story behind Pablo Excobar's rise to power in Columbia and the legacy he left behind. And, despite painting Escobar as a sometimes hero of the people, Netflix subscribers ate up the story of drug trafficking, drama, and adventure as DEA agents chased him for the inevitable showdown.

Once Escobar's story was over, the show hit a slight drop and was soon after revamped as Narcos: Mexico in order to extend the story of drug trafficking a little further north. The story continues what initially began on Narcos, even with Escobar long gone in the show's timeline. But because the shows are in the same universe and the spin-off has gained its footing, fans may be wondering how they are even connected.

There wouldn't be a Narcos: Mexico without Narcos just like in real life, there might not have been such a rise in the drug trafficking business had it not been for Escobar's part in South America. Toward the end of the series, the Cali Cartel played a big role and was featured prominently. DEA Agent Javier Peña, who was instrumental in taking down Escobar, was later assigned to take down the Cali Cartel.

The Guadalajara Cartel, which is featured in Narcos: Mexico had real life and in-show dealings with the Cali Cartel. And while the DEA agents in the spin-off are different from those who fans got to know in the original series, the underlying power dynamics and tug-of-war between the law and the cartels is still there in both shows.

Escobar was even featured in one episode of Narcos: Mexico in a flashback, to further string the two shows together. But, as the name would suggest, Narcos: Mexico focuses on the drug cartels in Mexico, which were intent upon moving product across the border into the United States, instead of the South American cartels that are the focus of Narcos.

Overall, If one has enjoyed Narcos, they will definitely like Narcos: Mexico. The later is more detailed in the formation of the cartel and its workings than the former. Yes, Narcos: Mexico definitely lacks the commanding personality of someone like Escobar but it is more refined in its storyline. Except for the irritating blurry filters used in the second season for, what reasons I am not able to comprehend till now. The series is a definitely a good watch.

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