Kirsten Howard

Aug 4, 2017

Watch the official trailer for the third season of Netflix's hit show Narcos, as the violent Cali Cartel rises…

We’ve now got our first full trailer for season 3 of Narcos, and with Pablo Escobar now out of the picture forever, the show will switch its focus to the ruthless Cali Cartel.

Without further ado, here’s the trailer, released ahead of the show’s return on Netflix next month…

More as we have it.

Narcos season 3 release date

Narcos’ third season will land on Netflix on September 1st.

Narcos season 3 cast

Narcos season 3: first trailer

After Escobar’s demise, actor Boyd Holbrook won’t be returning as DEA agent Steve Murphy in season 3, but Pedro Pascal will continue on his new hunt for the Cali Cartel as Javier Pena once more.

Damian Alcazar will be kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez, and Francisco Denis will play his brother Miguel.

Kerry Bishe is a new player joining the cast this year as Christina, “an American woman whose Colombian husband is involved with the Cali.”

Michael Stahl-David will be the fresh-faced Chris Feistl, a new DEA agent who “sought out assignment to Colombia as the drug trade shifts to the Cali Cartel’s takeover in the wake of Pablo Escobar’s death”. Matt Whelan will play his “straight-edged and serious” partner Daniel Van Ness.

Narcos season 3 story

Narcos season 3: first trailer

“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,” reads the official synopsis for Narcos‘ third season. “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.”

So what does that mean for the show’s new direction? 

“From the beginning when we decided to call the show Narcos and not Pablo Escobar, I had always had in mind to tell the continuing story of cocaine,” showrunner Eric Newman told The Hollywood Reporter. “We wanted to tell a story about the drug war and never just about one person or organisation. We are going to look deeper into the systemic effects within Colombia of cocaine and corruption.”

“Unlike Escobar, who had positioned himself as an outlaw, Cali was very much a part of the system,” he went on to add, “They had bought their way in and they enjoyed a different kind of protection than Pablo did. Pablo was protected by the people who loved him and Cali was protected by a political and economic system that they had rather ingeniously built. It’s a different kind of villain. While Escobar was a single-cell organism, they were a complex, multi-celled organism.”